FELON PROFILE: Poussey Washington

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New Promo [May 18, 2017]: Dreaming of Poussey

FIRST LOOK: Season 5 Details!

In an interview, Orange star Danielle Brooks (Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson) let slip to E! news at the 2017 SAG awards that the events of season 5 of the Netflix hit series are to take place over just three days. That means we can expect to see the intensity of prison riots and the dangers that the incarcerated face at the hands of their correctional officers. Brooks said

“Season five is done over the course of three days. You will watch 13 episodes and find out what happens in teh course of three days. So, it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready. Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything.”

Many viewers are aching for justice in the wrongful and sudden death of fan-favorite Poussey Washington (portrayed by Samira Wiley), and others are still on the edge of their seats awaiting the return of the C.O. John Bennett (Matt McGorry) and Daya Diaz (Dascha Polanco) story line in the midst of the will-she/won’t-she debate over whether or not she’ll pull the trigger on C.O. Humphrey, one of the more detestable C.O.s Litchfield has seen as of late.

Since this interview, Netflix announced that season five will launch in its entirety on June 9, 2017. Last year it was confirmed that Orange has secured three more seasons (five, six, and seven) on Netflix, taking us (lkely) through the summer of 2019.

Netflix tends to keep details under wraps, but you’ll be the first to know when new information is spilled!

Samira Wiley to Star in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu recently announced that it will be producing a 10-episode mini series based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 speculative novel The Handmaid’s Tale with Samira Wiley (Poussey Washington) as one of the series’ many rising (and shooting) stars.

Wiley, who is gay herself, is set to play Moira, a lesbian character who plays a central role in protagonist Offred’s (Mad Men‘s Elizabeth Moss) younger years. The two characters are taken and made into handmaids once the collapse of the fictional world takes place. Moira is one of the only women in this post-apocalyptic society who dares to challenge Gilead’s rigid attitudes toward class, gender, and sexuality.

Since 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale has been the inspiration for a variety of reworkings of the narrative, including The Hunger Games, the Divergent series, as well as other powerful dystopic American narratives.

Hulu is taking this project seriously, and Atwood herself will be working closely with producers for the production of the series. Hulu’s take on The Handmaid’s Tale is set to air in 2017.

Poussey and Soso Reunited?: This 2016 Film Stars Samira Wiley & Kimiko Glenn

Nerve, starring Samira Wiley and Kimiko Glenn, is a film about Vee (Emma Roberts), a young woman who has been reluctant to take chances. In efforts to rectify this situation, she joins Nerve, an online Dare game where people pay to watch others complete risky dares for cash and prizes. The completion of her first dare (kiss a stranger for five seconds) unites her with Ian (Franco). But when their participation in the game jeopardizes their lives and their families, things get chaotic.

Glenn portrays Liv, one of Vee’s friends who convince Vee to start taking risks, and Wiley portrays a hacker named Kween.
Samira Kimiko Nerve

Watch the trailer below.

Where Can You Watch Samira Wiley (Poussey) Now? Samira’s New Series!

Samira Wiley (Poussey Washington) has just booked a prominent role for the third season of the FXX series, You’re the Worst, a comedy series created by former Orange writer, Stephen Falk.

Wiley will be portraying Justina, character Gretchen’s therapist. Justina will help Gretchen sort out her life while also discovering herself and her future with her current boyfriend.

You’re the Worst season 3 premieres August 31, 2016. Watch the season 3 trailer below. Check your local listings.

WATCH: Samira Wiley Chokes up When Talking about Poussey’s Journey

WATCH: Favorite Curse Words, Secret Talents, & More: Samira & Danielle Play the BFF Game

Taystee + Poussey = The Pasty Show! Samira Wiley & Danielle Brooks Make Orange & Black Macaroni and Cheese!

WATCH: 2015 Interview on the Today Show with Lea DeLaria, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Dascha Polanco, & Samira Wiley