Samira Wiley is breaking out of prison to play a therapist on the upcoming season of You’re the Worst. EW can confirm that the Orange Is the New Black favorite will recur in five episodes of the FXX dramedy’s third season.
Wiley will play Justina, Gretchen’s new therapist who will attempt to help her recover from her depressive episode last season. While Justina is an adept therapist, she is also described as struggling with some issues of her own, such as an unambitious boyfriend and a possible social media addiction.
The casting sees Wiley joining up again with You’re the Worst creator Stephen Falk, who wrote the Orange Is the New Black episode containing the backstory for Wiley’s character, Poussey Washington, back in 2014.
You’re the Worst season 3 premieres Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FXX.
[SPOILERS for season 4 of Orange Is the New Black ahead. Do not continue unless you’ve finished the season.]
At the end of the recently released fourth season of Orange Is the New Black, Wiley’s character of Poussey is killed by a guard kneeling on her back for a prolonged period of time. The role on You’re the Worst marks Wiley’s first acting gig following her time on the hit Netflix series.