*Netflix users who binge-watched the newly-released second season of “House of Cards” got a little surprise after the final episode – a teaser trailer for the second season of “Orange is the New Black.” [Scroll down to watch.]
The 15-second clip revealed that the jailhouse drama’s 13 new episodes will become available to Netflix subscribers on June 6, 2014.
The teaser includes a quick-cut montage of such characters as Miss Claudette (Michelle Hurst), in jail for running an illegal immigration and child-labor cleaning service; Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), a somewhat unstable inmate who has a mad crush on Piper (star Taylor Schilling); and Taystee (Danielle Brooks), who was released from jail last season, only to return less than a month later after violating her parole.
The character not only symbolizes the reality of recidivism, but also those inmates who favor the routine and familiarity of prison over the instability and responsibilities that come with the outside world.
“At least in here you get dinner,” Taystee tells her disappointed friend Poussey (Samira Wiley) upon her return. “I know how to play it here. Where to be, and what rules to follow. I got a bed…”
Among the buzz surrounding “Orange’s” first season was criticism regarding its black and Latino characters being one-dimensional and full of racial stereotypes.
Below, the Juilliard-trained Brooks says this season will dip beneath Taystee’s “sassy black woman” façade to reveal even more of her personality than we saw during her brief stint on the outside.
“Orange is the New Black” season 2 premieres June 6, 2014, on Netflix. Watch the 15-sec teaser below.