“Orange Is the New Black” may be months away from streaming its entire third season on Netflix, but that is no bar to fans of the prison dramedy wondering what the story line will entail. Getting insight on Season 3 is tougher than the Litchfield inmates themselves, considering the cast is under major lockdown against spilling details.
Luckily for fans, however, “OITNB” actress Catherine Curtin, who portrays corrections officer Wanda Bell, dished some tantalizing tidbits to E! Online regarding Season 3. According to Curtin, the coming episodes will leave viewers craving more. (Which is why it’s a good thing they’ll all be available to binge-watch on Netflix starting June 12.)
“I would say the new season will floor you,” Curtain promised. “It will absolutely floor you.”
The actress went on to add that viewers will be pleased with the “phenomenal” performances put on by the “OITNB” cast in Season 3, which now includes Lori Petty. Entertainment Weekly revealed that the “League of Their Own” star will be reprising her role as Lolly, an inmate Piper (Taylor Schilling) met on a plane while flying to a Chicago prison in Season 2.
Petty is just one of the many faces we can’t wait to see in the new season of the Netflix drama. The actress joins the previously announced Season 3 guest stars: “Step Brothers” actress Mary Steenburgen, “Fringe” alum Blair Brown and “The Fault in our Stars” actor Mike Birbiglia.
While little is known about Brown and Birbiglia’s roles, it has been confirmed that Steenburgen will portray Pornstache’s (Pablo Schreiber) mother. The actress announced her participation in the series last June, revealing her excitement to act alongside the ladies in orange jumpsuits.
Although Mama-stache will be making an appearance in the coming season, her menacing son will be notably absent. Schreiber confirmed to the New York Post that he would not be taking part in the third season due to his new acting gig. “I’m a member of a show called ‘The Brink’ that’s going to be on HBO. It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it," he said.
What do you think about the changes being made to Season 3 of “Orange Is the New Black”? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t forget to stream the new installment when it’s released on Friday, June 12, at 3 p.m. EDT.