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Though details on season two were scant at the PaleyFest 2014 panel for Netflix series Orange is the New Black (even after those crazy new pictures), we did get one detail out of series creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan: more. From cast additions to fleshed-out storylines, you're getting more of everything you loved about season one. "We crafted season one to be its own entity in case there was no season two," explained Kohan. "Season two is more. It's more; all the things, all the details we wanted to know more about." Friday, June 6th — why must you be so very far away?
Now, we were hoping to bring you enough new information to overwhelm you into submission until the series returned. But that Kohan is a tricky sort, and made sure that tips and teases were left backstage. None of the series stars in attendance provided insight into their characters’ upcoming trajectory. Except for newcomer, Lorraine Toussaint. The Friday Night Lights and The Young & The Restless) actress is set to play a Litchfield newcomer named Vee, a self-described “streetwise drug maven who used children” to sell drugs (oooh noooo). Toussaint described her seeming villainess as “a drastic character who interacts intimately” with the rest, leaving “ a lasting impression” on the rest of the inmates.
Outside of that — details were slim! There wasn't even any new footage, which gave most people in the audience a case of the womp-womps, but all was not lost. As is to be expected with a rowdy group that included actors Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman), Jason Biggs (Larry Bloom), Laura Prepon (Alex Vause), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), Kate Mulgrew (Red), Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky), Yael Stone (Lorna Morello), Laverne Cox (Sophia Burset), and Michael Harney (Sam Healy) — things were bound to get a bit silly.
So we rounded up the best quotes of the night to share with you. Because what else are these things good for if not to make you laugh, eh?
Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix for season 2 on June 6th, 2014.