Our favorite Litchfield ladies are back! Well, sort of. On Thursday, Netflix released the first trailer for Season 3 of “Orange Is the New Black,” giving viewers a taste of the delicious drama Jenji Kohan, creator of the hit crime series, has in store for the forthcoming installment. And we have to admit, the two-minute trailer titled “#SorryNotSorry” is filled with delectable moments from Alex’s (Lauren Prepon) prison return to Crazy Eye’s (Uzo Aduba) wild, new antics.
Check out the 8 things we learned about the new season of “OITNB,” which is set to premiere on Friday, June 12, when Netflix releases the entire third installment at 12 p.m. PDT/3 a.m. EDT.
1. Welcome, New Prisoners!
Move over, Soso (Kimiko Glenn), because Litchfield will have new jailbirds flying into the Penitentiary come the Season 3 premiere of “OITNB.” One of those newcomers will be a familiar face fans will remember from Season 2: Lori Petty’s character, Lolly.
Piper (Taylor Schilling) met the pixie-haired inmate while the two were flying on a plane together in Chicago. However, their friendship was put on hold when Piper left the Windy City to return “home.” Are you excited to see the two blonds reunite in Season 3?
2. Big Boo Gets Dolled Up
Big Boo (Lea DeLaria) will land herself a makeover in Season 3 -- one that causes Morello (Yael Stone) -- the self-proclaimed prisoner princess of makeup -- to have a total freak out! But we can’t help but wonder if Big Boo’s sudden interest in beauty products has something to do with her alleged “gay agenda,” which involves all the lesbians of the world ganging together to "take over" Earth.
3. Forbidden Love
Daya (Dascha Polanco) and Officer Bennett's (Matt McGorry) unlawful romance will carry on in the new installment of the hit Netflix series. And from the looks of the trailer, the two seem to have gotten over the guilt they felt for wrongly accusing Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber) of raping and impregnating an inmate.
4. More Than Friends
Flaca (Jackie Cruz) and Maritza (Diane Guerrero) shippers will be pleased to hear that their favorite prison pair will be partaking in more scenes for us to completely gush over. Although Cruz confirmed to WetPaint in July 2014 that her character wouldn’t be getting together with Guerrero’s anytime soon, the twosome’s playful banter still gives us hope for a Flaca/Maritza romance!
5. Here’s Alex!
Alex is back behind bars and as you can imagine, she’s not too happy about it. “How am I back here?” she asks Piper in the promo video. But it doesn’t seem like Piper is too eager to reveal the truth of why her scorned lover is sporting an orange jumpsuit once again.
6. Piper’s New Love Affair
Did Piper just blush? In the Season 3 trailer, viewers can see Piper get giddy when Litchfield’s newest -- and seriously stunning -- inmate gives her a wink. According to People magazine, Ruby Rose will play the role of Stella Carlin, a newcomer who will reportedly portray a “lust object” for both Piper and Alex. This will then create (even more) tension between the star-crossed lovers.
7. Nicky Breaks Free
We’ve seen our fair share of prisoners escape from prisoner in “OITNB,” but will Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) be the next convict to shimmy her way through the cracks? Viewers can see Nicky out of jail and in the big city -- but how exactly did she get there? This leads us to believe we may get more intel on her mysterious background come Season 3.
8. New Season, Same Crazy
It may be a new season for “OITNB,” but from the looks of the third installment’s trailer, Kohan will be bringing the same, old crazy to the upcoming storyline.
In the promo video, audiences watch as Crazy Eyes chats it up with an officer about her new, erotic writing endeavor.
“No, it’s not just sex,” Crazy Eyes defends her “pornographic” content. “It’s love. It’s two people connecting -- with four other people and aliens.” Talk about New York Time’s next best-selling author!
What are you most looking forward to seeing in Season 3 of “Orange Is the New Black”? Sound off in the comments section below.