It’s riots & revenge in this First Look at Orange is the New Black Season 5

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Attention Visitors of Litchfield Prison, this article contains spoilers regarding the finale of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 4. We advise you to proceed with caution and remember to always have an officer present when being escorted through the halls of this terrible place. We thank you for your cooperation, you may proceed.

Here's your First Look clip of the new season:

From the official press release:

In anticipation of the unprecedented upcoming season of Orange Is The New Black, taking place in real time and over the course of just three days, Netflix has released the heart-stopping first moments back in Litchfield in this :60 second first look clip from the premiere episode of season five.

Season four of Orange Is The New Black left us on the edge of our seats-the ultimate cliffhanger. An explosive riot sparked by Poussey's untimely death combined with the rage and grief felt by the inmates quickly escalated into utter chaos: a determined Daya now has possession of a gun and it's clear, no matter what the outcome, that life at Litchfield will never be the same. Picking up right where we left off, season five takes you back to that contentious moment in the prison’s halls where decisions made will forever affect those inside, and outside the gates. 

Here come the spoilers:

A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a taste of power, chaos erupts in the halls of Litchfield. The unprecedented season will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates' lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve.

Additionally, we've got a batch of images from the upcoming season for your speculation:

Oh good lord! Just when I thought I was out, they've pulled me back in. It's been a while since I'd last checked in with ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and I suppose that my busy brain forgot just how much shit had hit the fan right before the Season 4 finale credits started rolling in. That said, I do have a question: Why would you stand directly behind someone who has a loaded gun shakily pointed at their head? I know that tensions are high and all, but seriously girl, move out of the way! Gah! I guess I'll have to tune in alongside thousands of other fans when the show makes its return to Netflix on Friday June 9, 2017.

Source: Netflix

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.