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Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) wrote and directed the short film “The Realest Real,” starring Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols) for her YouTube channel, Kenzo. Take a look above!
Natasha Lyonne will return as Nicky Nichols.
Yael Stone is returning as Lorna Morello.
Jackie Cruz will reprise her role as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales.
Nick Sandow will continue to portray Joe Caputo.
Vicky Jeudy will return as Janae Watson, and Laverne Cox will continue to portray Sophia Burset.
Constance Shulman will return as Erica “Yoga Jones” and so will Jessica Pimentel as Maria Ruiz.
Danielle Brooks will be returning as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson.
Laura Gomez will continue portraying Blanca Flores.
Adrienne C. Moore will return as “Black Cindy” Hayes.
Kimiko Glenn is back as Brook Soso.
Lea DeLaria will reprise her role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black.
Besties Julie Lake and Emma Myles will return as Angie Rice and Leanne Taylor.
Selenis Leyva will portray Gloria Mendoza.
Abigail Savage is back on set to portray Gina Murphy.
Twitter user @sapphicscullys asked Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols) “how would Nicky propose to Morello?” She answered as follows:
“She would fly her to Bora Bora Bora and kneel on a wave during shark week.”
Now, if that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
Maria Ruiz is going to successfully take charge of Piper Chapman’s prison panty empire.
Lolly Whitehill, Maritza Ramos, and Aleida Diaz are going to endure quite a bit of heartbreak this season. My best guesses are the fact that Lolly is going to come to terms with what created her paranoia–likely through flashback storytelling. Maritza is walking directly into the malignant grasp of C.O. Charlie Coates. Aleida will likely be shut out of Daya‘s life entirely.
Vanity Fair additionally reports that a lot of events will occur up through episode six, when things really start to set into motion and explode.
Other topics have been identified for this season’s discussions: the disenfranchisement of the United States prison population, the amorality of corporate greed, and the longevity of rape culture.
And there’s one HELL of an ending we get to look forward to this season! The writer feels that Orange has always been a pioneer in exposing the injustices of America; however, season four allows the show to “finally fin[d] its message.”
Digital Spy also reported that the very first episode “features on of the show’s very darkest scenes to date.”
Judy King has been singled out as Litchfield’s newest villain who has been sent to Litchfield to make each of the inmates’ lives a a living Hell.
Our favorite inmates sent to Maximum Security and the SHU will be reappearing in the first half of the season (that means Nicky Nichols, Sophia Burset, and possibly even Stella Carlin and Miss Claudette Pelage!).
The very first episode will not feature a single flashback, making this the very first episode in the show’s history to not do so.
IMDb has finally been updated, and now we can finally make some educated guesses as to what season four, released on Friday, June 17, has in store for us!
In episode two, Taixa Lenid (pictured below) is listed as portraying a MAX inmate
Nicky Nichols (portrayed by Natasha Lyonne) is a 26-year-old recovering heroin addict and inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary. We learn in season three that she received a ten-year sentence for burglary. Known for her sexual appetite and fierce loyalty to her prison family, Nichols undergoes some of the toughest lessons while on the inside.