Season 3 of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black ended with the arrival of hundreds of new inmates as Litchfield took on private investors to stay afloat. The transition—according to the Season 4 trailer—will not be easy.
“Everyone’s getting on each other’s nerves, shit’s gonna get stirred,” Poussey remarks at one point, and she isn’t wrong. With the addition of militarized C.O.s, cell overpopulation, and preexisting tensions, everyone appears to be at each other’s throats.
Litchfield, despite the constant barrage of atrocious things that happen there (sexual assaults, solitary confinement, inadequate training, and monitoring of staffers), has grown too comfortable for the audience and a select few of its more privileged inmates. As the ever oblivious Piper puts it, “I’ve been in Litchfield for a while now and I have started to feel unsafe lately.”
Us, too, Piper. Us, too.
The new season premieres on June 17.