Orange is The New Black Season 6 Divulges Little of its June Premiere

Written Awaiting House Arrest of Binging by Bridger Cunningham

Filming for Orange is the New Black's upcoming 6th season concluded in mid February, and no premiere date has been announced for the Netflix series.  Seasons 2-5 all held premiere dates between June 6-17, with the original season debuting in July.  Per Digital Spy, the series' stars began tweeting of wrapping production between February 8-12, leaving ample time to finalize and edit episodes for release.  Showrunner Jenji Kohan has stated only two of the staff writers will be returning after several of the prior seasons' writers were either promoted or moved on.  This left an uneven tone during the series' penultimate Season 5, which Litchfield Prison experienced an intense 72-hour riot ending in bitter proportions.

Critical reception was diminished, albeit high.  Prior seasons received universal acclaim, while Season 5 dropped drastically in Rotten Tomatoes scoring from unstoppable 90's to 74% fresh.  The cast and crew remain coy regarding plot details aside from hype.  Danielle Brooks (Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson) only described the season as "a facelift," or as she told Variety, "different."  Brooks further added:

"There's no up from here.  There's nowhere you can go which is positive. So you're definitely going to see all of the girls trying to figure out how to get out of this rabbit hole they've created. Who is loyal to whom? Who is standing alone? Who is motivated by their own personal will to get out of prison? Who lies and who tells the truth? All of that stuff will come out this season."
Season 5 ended with two deaths and majority of the bloated cast holed up in a makeshift bunker in the prison's abandoned pool as SWAT team members stormed the room.  Netflix' Season 6 promo clips were recycled from the last installment, leaving no current visuals or indicators of the next installment's direction.  Kohan and Netflix appear to be withholding further information to reengage viewers who felt underfed with the hyped Season 5.  Watch the teaser trailer below, which only confirms viewers will enjoy a June premiere, likely for June 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th....

Share this

Related Posts

Next Post »