What began as a show about a white, upper-middle-class, Whole Foods-eating, Toms-shoes-buying yuppie ultimately pulled a marvelous bait and switch, getting us to care less…
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Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black has yet to start—it’s slated for June 12—but season 4 is already on lockdown.

Netflix announced the extension Monday morning, as did Uzo Adubo, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, on Good Morning America. “Season four is now the new news,” she said, before premiering a new clip featuring her character, Poussey (Samira Wiley), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), and Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) all debating the fate of Vee (Lorraine Toussaint).

Viewers last saw Vee being slammed by a van driven by Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat) after season 2’s main antagonist escaped from the Litchfield Correctional Facility through the underground drain system. EW has since confirmed that she will not be a part of Season 3, but the door remains open for her return, especially now. At the OITNB press day last year, when Toussaint was asked to clarify whether Vee is dead, the actress just laughed, saying, “They want me to say yes, so I’m going to say yes. But…” she continued, trailing off before wagging her eyebrows suggestively.

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Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan’s absorbing ensemble dramedy, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, takes viewers inside the walls of Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison where nothing’s as simple as it seems—especially the inmates.

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