More cast news for Orange is the New Black’s second season has surfaced as Uzo Aduba has has reportedly had her role boosted.
Deadline reports that Aduba has been made a series regular for Season 2. It’s her first regular part.
Aduba plays Suzanne Warren, more commonly known as Crazy Eyes. As the first season debuted, she quickly established herself as one of the fan favorites, and has even been the subject of some interesting tributes.
MILD SPOILER ALERT: Toward the end of the first season, we started to see a different side of Crazy Eyes, so it seems likely that this will be greatly expanded upon in the forthcoming season.
The news follows earlier reports that Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee and Taryn Manning, who plays Pennsatucky have also been promoted to regulars. The show has also added a cast member, picking up Lorraine Toussaint, who will play a character named Vee.
There should also be more ‘Pornstache’ in Season 2, though actor Pablo Schreiber will apparently not be a series regular.
Filming of the new season began early last week. Here’s a pic of Aduba from the set:
Season 2 is scheduled to debut in 2014. No date has been set.