‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 5: Returning Cast And Burning Questions After Explosive Finale

Frank Yemi

Orange is the New Black has been renewed for seasons 5, 6, and 7 so there is a lot more Netflix binge watching of Litchfield's women to come.

With an explosive finale, it is unclear which cast members will be coming back for Orange is the New Black Season 5. In Season 4, we saw the inmates fight back against a more oppressive staff led by Piscatella. While the head honcho is not fully aware of some of his staff's action, he doesn't do much to prevent it either. Things came crashing when Poussey Washington died during a prison protest. Dayanara has also been spending time with the wrong crowd and we last saw her holding a staff member at gunpoint.

Dayanara is coming back but she will likely end up in maximum security regardless of whether she pulls the trigger or not. Daya's mother and some of the inmates in maximum security or the psychiatric ward may not come back for Season 5, such as Lolly, Ruby Rose' Stella, and Miss Claudette from Season 1.

"I could see her pulling the trigger. Daya's definitely experiencing some postpartum depression. She might pull back and think about being a mother and not wanting to miss the opportunity of being with her child. But a woman going through postpartum — at that point, they're very fragile and very sensitive."

Some fans suspect that Judy King will expose some of the things happening in Litchfield. Taystee and Soso are not going to rest until Poussey gets justice but will it be enough?

Alex and Piper are our favorite on/off couple that are stuck in a prison together. At the end of Season 4, they seem to be getting close again but Piper does not know that Alex killed and dismembered someone while in prison.

"That incident really solidifies a lot of the relationships in the prison. Alex and Piper, because it is a tumultuous thing, I don't know if people like that can stay together for too long. Something happens where they break up but because they really care about each other they get back together, and it's this whole push-pull thing. That's not going to change anytime soon."

The Netflix hit series will likely have a release date that is similar to previous seasons due to its early renewal. Therefore, you can expect Orange is the New Black Season 5 in June 2017.

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