Orange Is The New Black Releases Teaser Trailer, Reveals Season 2 Premiere DateBy: Tobias Roth - February 15, 2014
How many people have been going crazy wondering about the second season of Orange Is The New Black, and when it will finally be available to stream?
The show is one of the first to be streamed exclusively for Netflix, and became an instant hit for its unique subject matter, and the strong acting from its large ensemble cast.
The show was nominated for a handful of awards after its first season, and Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress In A Drama Series.
Well there is some good news, and some bad news. The good news is that fans of the show are finally aware of when season 2 will be available, but the bad news is that it will not be available until June 6th. The show is created Jenji Kohan, who was also the face behind the popular Showtime drama Weeds.
For those that somehow missed season one of the acclaimed Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black tells the story of a woman whose drug smuggling past catches up with her, and is forced to spend time in a women’s prison.
The show is also a true story, and is based on the memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman.
The show has been celebrated for its outstanding ensemble cast, and includes people such as Jason Biggs, known for hit comedies such as American Pie, and Laura Prepon, known mostly for That 70’s Show. Taylor Schilling plays the main character on the show, and is joined in the prison by a variety of colorful characters, while Natasha Lyonne, a co-star of Biggs’ from American Pie, is also an inmate on the show.
Netflix just announced Orange Is The New Black’s season 2 premiere date along with a teaser trailer that is brief, but filled with everyone’s favorite characters, and will surely get everyone even more excited for season 2.
House Of Cards, the other hit show that premiered on Netflix last season, was finally made available for streaming yesterday. The new episodes had everyone going crazy, and even President Barack Obama shared his excitement for the show, tweeting that he did not want any spoilers.
The political drama follows Frank and Claire Underwood (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) in their rise to the top, and the obstacles that they face along the way, including reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara). Frank Underwood plays a congressman from South Carolina, and the success of the show has already officially secured a third season that is in the works for next year.
With the help of shows such as Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards, Netflix has become a big factor in television awards, and in rankings, just in the past year. In this year’s Golden Globe awards, Netflix was second in nominations to only HBO, and Netflix also has more subscribers in the US than HBO.
Does season 2 of Orange Is the New Black have the ability to top season 1? How many people plan to binge the show when it is released on June 6th? As with other Netflix shows, all 13 episodes of the second season will be available to watch immediately.
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