It looks like the Netflix gods just answered our prayers! The streaming provider recently released a Season 3 poster from the critically acclaimed series “Orange Is the New Black” -- and we have to admit, the image for the next installment has us feeling rather holy.
On the poster, viewers can see five of their favorite inmates each featured on a votive candle (you know, the ones that Gloria [Selenis Leyva] used to sell in her bodega). But what makes this image so alluring is that the decorative wrapper of each candle is accessorized with images that represent the characters who are on it. For instance, Daya’s (Dascha Polanco) candle sports a baby bottle, Alex’s (Laura Prepon) has $100 bills, Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) features a field of daisies, Crazy Eye’s (Uzo Aduba) candle has theatrical masks on it, and Big Red’s (Kate Mulgrew) is accessorized with the legendary chicken.
In case you were wondering, there’s a reason why the Season 3 poster (captioned “The third coming”) is a bit on the spiritual side. According to Laverne Cox, who portrays the lovely Sophia on “OITNB,” it’s because Jenji Kohan, the creator of the series, wants to bring the theme of religion to the plot of the Netflix drama.
“Jenji was really interested in faith and what we believe in as a theme for this third season, so there's a lot of that permeates. … Sophia may or may not get in some major conflict with another prisoner,” Cox teased to E! News, adding that the season is going to be “intense.”
And we don’t doubt it. The synopsis for Season 3 suggests that viewers are in for a wild ride:
“Piper, Red, Crazy Eyes, Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Poussey (Samira Wiley), Sophia, Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Daya, Gloria, Big Boo (Lea DeLaria), Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) and all of Litchfield's ladies are back for more drama and laughter ... as Alex makes her return and a new inmate, Stella (Ruby Rose), joins the gang."
Based on the poster, what do you think will happen in Season 3 of “Orange Is the New Black”? Will Daya and Bennett (Matt McGorry) have their baby? Will Alex fall in love in the new installment? New episodes premiere on Friday, June 12, midnight PDT. Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions.