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Among Netflix’s 2016 offerings is more Orange Is the New Black, which is returning for season 4 on June 17. According to Laura Prepon, the drama will reignite right where we last left off.

Speaking at EW’s SAG Awards party in Los Angeles on Friday, the actress said, “What’s cool is season 4 actually picks up right where season 3 left off. So it’s literally, it continues five seconds later, which is really great because at the end of last season…I was in the greenhouse, and there was all this craziness going on and it’s awesome.”

Speaking of the “craziness,” Prepon, who plays Alex on the Netflix series, said her character has an “F you Piper” moment for not believing her. “That’s their relationship, and that’s what’s so interesting about them,” Prepon said. “They love each other and they hate each other, and it’s frustrating and passionate, but there’s definitely some vindication there, for sure. Piper thought she was crazy all season, but she wasn’t.”

Speaking more generally, the actress teased season 4 will get back to the backstories and introduce even more characters, including “more people in the prison you’ll get to see.”

“This season I think is one of our best by far, and I think the fans are going to be really happy,” she said. “Our writers are so good and Jenji is just so awesome, and they really, we just keep proving ourselves over and over again and Netflix just let’s us do our thing, man, it’s incredible. “

—Reporting by C. Molly Smith.

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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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