Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Trailer

Posted on April 17, 2014

There aren’t enough SQUEEEEEEEEEEEs in the world.


Also: here are lots of publicity photos, to be followed by a little T Lo gushing.
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Rather than rehash something we’ve already said, we’re just gonna quote ourselves from our original post recommending OItNB to y’all (which, incidentally, became our most widely shared post on Tumblr. Fun T Lo Fact):

But, in some ways, more importantly, this show isn’t just about general, universal truths. These are clearly and specifically women’s stories; about the choices women have to make in this world and about the millions of different ways the world conspires to rob women of their agency or hold them back from their potential. This is not to say that every character is an innocent flower and merely a victim. No, these are difficult, hard women; and their choices are not always easy to watch, but they are almost always understandable and heartbreaking.

But digging down even further, it’s clear to us that the strength of the tale isn’t that it’s universal and isn’t even that it’s women-specific, but that it tells the stories of the types of women who don’t get their stories told in our culture: black women, Hispanic women, fat women, butch women, bi women, old women, immigrant women, uneducated women – and even a trans woman’s story. When the season is done, you will be astonished at the vast range of women you’ve been exposed to and if you reflect on it, will probably be a little depressed that such stories are so rare in our culture.

Remember the other day when we gave both Call the Midwife and The Bletchley Circle high praise for presenting a range of normally unseen woman in their casts? Take that sentiment and quadruple it. Show creator Jenji Kohan does not have the best track record when it comes to following up brilliant seasons of television (See: her latter tenure on Weeds), but we remain hopeful that season 2 will be just as magic and engaging as season one. In fact, we’re going to do recaps. We just have to figure out the format, since the entire season drops at once. We’re thinking it would make more sense to recap say, three episodes at a time, once a week.

In short, we don’t care if we sound like gay dolphins:





[Photo Credit: Ali Goldstein/David Giesbrecht/K.C. Bailey/Jessica Miglio/JoJo Whilden for Netflix – Video Credit: Netflix via YouTube]

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  • Latin Buddy

    I love this show!!!

    I’m a little concerned that Alex (Laura Preppon) is no where to be seen. Did she leave?

    • @Biting Panda

      I don’t think her cult liked her being on this show and playing a lesbian. She’s only got two episode appearances on her IMDb page.

      • Vegas Girl

        SPOILER ALERT – In the book she wasn’t even in the same prison. The book is MUCH different than the show. But I love them both!

        • You know, I always thought it was super-weird that they ended up at the same prison. Seriously, at the end of that pilot when Chapman runs onto the roof to have her panic attack, and Alex walks up, and Chapman screams — I was CONVINCED that she’d already had a mental breakdown and was hallucinating.

          • Kent Roby

            That’s the one set-up detail that was just a little too tidy and unbelievable for me, but I accepted it and went on to love the series.

          • Same.

          • Glammie

            It’s not actually that odd. There aren’t that many federal prisons for women.

      • Rhonda Shore

        NEWSFLASH! She’s been dating (gulp) Tom Cruise in RL…just read it. He’ll ruin her career. That’s probably why she’s barely in it. (There’s probably a Do Me or Be Me Bingo in this…)

        • Heather

          Oh that is so scary! I want so much better for her!

        • ConnieBV

          This has rendered me speechless.

    • Charm City

      Consensus on the internet seems to be that she’s only on four episodes this season.

    • Danielle

      Tom Cruise might have had something to do with it? They were (not sure if still are) dating.

      • sagecreek

        No kidding? What is wrong with her?

        • Sarah

          Holy cow. I did not know this. He is like a black hole of young cool girl spoilage. Get thee gone, couch jumper.

        • Jessica Freeman

          I think she is also a scientologist…so at least he found someone with that in common…

          • librarygrrl64

            Yep, she is. 🙁

        • It’s a good payday. Isn’t she a bit old for him though?

          • sagecreek

            I don’t know if there’s a price high enough for my personal autonomy and sanity, but then, she’s already halfway down that road, I suppose.

          • Heather

            Ha!! Perhaps, but the height is right on. Apparently he LIKES to be towered over.

      • Jean Beaton Leavitt

        I just googled her and tom cruise’s face was first on the list…fox news 33 minutes ago..they are dating. He likes them tall…good grief.

        • warontara

          I just realized I recognize you from the Watch What Crappens page. Ha, random! 🙂

          • Jean Beaton Leavitt


    • doodley

      I read something recently quoting her as saying she had a scheduling conflict with another project, so she’d only be available for part of the season, but who knows whether that’s accurate. There’s nothing in her imdb profile that would appear to be a conflict. She is in both trailers, but only briefly.

    • Glammie

      There’s one shot of her in the preview, also she’s interviewed. But she’s supposed to be around for only part of the season.

    • I just read that she will be season 3 regular.

    • JenFay

      She’ s gone on record saying that she had a scheduling conflict (something she had planned before they knew they were getting a second season). So they minimized her role and worked around her schedule when they could. She has said that in the highly likely event that there is a third or even a fourth season she’ll be a regular again.

  • Scimommy

    I hereby declare the weekend of June 7-8 as the Orange Is The New Black marathon weekend. *bangs gavel*

  • Glam Dixie

    I’m more excited for Orphan Black this weekend. That’s my SQUEEEE right there.

    • Violentcello

      TELL me about it! I finally caught up with that show a couple of weeks ago. Tatiana Maslany is so incredible!

      • Vee

        I had such a hard time with the first episode, I didn’t finish it. So you’re saying that it’s worth it?

        • Violentcello

          I was hooked by the first episode, so maybe not. My brother-in-law didn’t get into it either. I admit there were a few times when I thought, “Well, that doesn’t make any sense,” but she really sold it for me.

  • carnush

    YES for your recaps! Cannot WAIT!

  • MarissaLG

    I can’t wait for this show! I read an interview with one of the actors and she said that this season we won’t like the same people we liked in season 1. Very excited to find out what she meant by that!

  • Wendi126

    Dolphins are the new gay

    • Kate Andrews

      Have you ever been to the Gay Dolphin gift shop in Myrtle Beach?

      • @Biting Panda

        No trip to MB is complete with a stop in at The Gay Dolphin.

        • Danielle

          I know what I’m adding to my bucket list…

        • Grumpy Girl

          And it’s been there forever!

          • DinaSews

            I was there as a teen 30 something years ago.

  • You Sirs get it. Thank you!

  • warontara

    I’m squeeing right along with you. 🙂

  • Oh hell I just realized I’ll be on vacation this week! *cancels vacay to stay home and watch OINTB*

    • Kent Roby

      you’ve got plenty of time to download the Netflix app on your ipad/laptop!

  • Kate Andrews

    I love this show, and looks like Maria’s still pregnant! That’s gonna be interesting! Also, not to be tooo fan-girly about it, but my minister’s son plays Luschek, the guy in the machine shop, and he is fun to follow on twitter (@mattpeters)

    • You mean Daya?

      • Danielle

        Butting in here to say I don’t like the Daya/Bennett storyline. Too cheesy and predictable.

        • Another way of saying how realistic it is? Part of the draw for me is how very easily it happened, and how cute they are (separately and together), especially at the start. It gets a lot of the audience to root for them, despite knowing how technically wrong/illegal it is…and then we have to watch the fallout.

          • Danielle

            I think I’m just a bitter bitch, haha!

  • tereliz

    LOL, love the mock job fair looks. Office casual Taystee, now with less BBQ sauce.

  • Sobaika

    Can. Not. WAIT.

    I hope award shows are more receptive to its second season. There are a lot of gamechanging performances on this show.

  • Danielle


    • Golden moment. I can’t believe how excited/apprehensive I am about this V newcomer.

      • Danielle

        Anyone who makes Red react like that has got to be feared!

        • L’Anne

          Lorraine Toussaint is the bee’s knees in these parts.

          • librarygrrl64

            She is an amazing actress. What a great addition to the cast!

    • L’Anne

      I also love: “BLACK CINDY!” (throws ‘fro pick)

  • I know this isn’t the point, but I prefer Laverne’s hair to the shoulder like this rather than her really synthetic-looking long blonde.

    • anneland

      My daughter read Laverne’s name and pronounced it LA-ver-nay. I told her the actual pronunciation. But really LA-ver-nay is so much prettier. We should all switch.

      • LA-ver-nay is prettier. I suppose had I not grown up with Laverne & Shirley, it’s an obvious mistake to make!

  • StillGary

    Laverne’s Hair (Sophia looks cute in that shoulder-length bob.

  • MilaXX

    I am one of the few who merely likes not loves this show .

    • FrigidDiva

      I only liked the first few episodes, but the longer I watched the more I liked and I loved the finale, because it was one of those few moments in a TV show where I didn’t see it coming and I had managed to not see or hear any spoilers–which is sort of amazing now that I think about it since me and the hubs just started watching it a couple of weeks ago.

  • EveEve

    Recaps! Yes! Any way you want to do them is beyond fine with me.

  • Denise Alden

    You go on with those gay dolphin squees! Watching the trailer makes me excited and, frankly, a little anxious/scared, all at the same time. I used to get a pit of the stomach feeling before each episode of Mad Men, but OITNB really makes me nervous (again, in a good way). And thanks in advance for the recaps! You’re the best!

  • DinaSews

    Late to this party but now I am seriously hooked. Recaps will make it that much better. Not sure I will only watch 3 episodes a week though! I’ll be torn between wanting to see what happens and wanting to make it last.

    • DinaSews

      And I certainly hope Larry gets some comeuppance this season. He’s a douche.

      • FrigidDiva

        I share your Larry sentiment, but my judgement may be clouded because I think Jason Biggs is kind of a douche.

      • hellkell

        Ugh, Larry. I’m glad I read the book and Larry is not anywhere near as douchey IRL. But as far as show Larry, I’m riding the Larry Hate Train until it reaches its destination of Fuck You, Asshole station.

        • Kent Roby

          Please don’t hold back!

  • Sarah

    This is the single show I have been anticipating for the longest ever, and the fact that TLo is going to recap it just sent me into flights of glee. SO HAPPY!!!

  • ashtangajunkie

    The trailer gave me goosebumps! Cannot WAIT.

  • Miss wks

    where my Pennsatuckey?

    • OMG, maybe Chapman actually beat her to death

      • DinaSews

        IMDB has her listed at 22 episodes. Maybe the trailer is trying to leave us in suspense?

        • They didn’t coordinate with IMDB, if so. 😛

    • Heather

      I do like Taryn Manning, but find that character grating. For me, she’s the only one of the cast who falls into stereotype territory.

  • Judy_J

    Yay for OITNB recaps! I can’t wait for the new season to start. I’m more excited about this than I was about the new season of Mad Men, and I was very excited about that.

    • BG


  • schadenfreudelicious

    “I thought I was your Spock?”…still makes me laugh…

  • BigShamu

    Count me in the pod of gay squeeing dolphins.

  • shopgirl716

    Cannot wait. Watched it last summer on your recommendation and loved it. Trying to find time for Call the Midwife now.

  • elirt

    Cautious optimism! Jenji knows how to tell a compelling story… until she has to evolve it and move forward. I’m excited, but I am setting my expectations very very low.

  • LittleKarnak

    Binge watching now……so excited!!! Kate Mulgrew AND Lorraine Toussaint??? Yaaaasssss!!!!!

  • EEKstl

    LOVE this show and LOVE that you are going to do recaps! Double SQUEEEEEEEEE!

  • Garcia Loca

    Based on Mock Job Fair outfits, I’d hire Flaca in a second.

  • FrigidDiva

    This show was sitting on my Netflix queue for the longest time and my hubby and I finally got around to watching it a couple of weeks ago (mostly on his insistance). For some reason I really dragged my feet on watching this, I think mostly because everyone was saying it was the best show ever and I’ve gotten burned in the past having too high of expectations on shows, but this time around the hype was definately worth it.

    • hellkell

      Me and my husband did the exact same thing, right down to the initial resistance.

      Now we can’t wait for S2, and really hope we get some Crazy Eyes backstory.

      • FrigidDiva

        YES! I loved the episode where her parents visited, the Thanksgiving one. Also, when she was quoting Shakespeare to the kids during the Scared Straight visit, too funny.

  • Cyprienne Zed

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE right back atcha for recaps!!

  • Jessica Freeman

    Cannot. Wait.

  • Squee indeed! Can’t wait! And I never got to thank you guys for the great post on Call the MW and Bletchley. I am so in love with Call the Midwife but can’t believe I didn’t even know about Bletchley. You sure hit it on the nose when you said that PBS is terrible at promoting their own shows. I want PBS a lot; how did I not know about Bletchley?

  • Great news that y’all are recapping it! Love this show and can’t wait for more.

  • heybethpdx

    Oh, you guys are killing me! I already am a mega freak for Mad Men and Orphan Black. I hadn’t watched OitNB but obviously I’m going to have to. And since you’ll be recapping, I definitely will bump it above Bletchley & Midwife!

  • somebody blonde

    Alright, people who love this show. I tried watching it, but couldn’t get through the first episode because I found Piper annoying. That said, I know that the point of this show is NOT Piper, and I want to watch those other stories, so my question to you is this: which episode should I restart with to get me hooked?

    • FrigidDiva

      Initially I had the same reaction to Piper, but as the season goes on she does get better. I would stick with the next episode, #2 so you don’t miss out on any of the other ladies.

    • MaggieMae

      I tried too. Lots of people assuring me that I’d love the show. The humor didn’t grab me. I felt sad instead. Piper annoying. The boyfriend SUPER annoying.

      • But there’s so many amazing people around them! And you see more and more of them through the season.

      • librarygrrl64

        Those two are the least interesting characters, IMO.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      Thank god. I thought I was the only one.

    • librarygrrl64

      It’s hard to watch these out of order, but around episode 3 or 4 was when I remember getting hooked.

  • jilly_d


  • NinjaCate

    SO MUCH YES FOR TLO RECAPS OF OITNB! So excited! Literally the only thing that could have made this news better!

  • Glammie

    Thanks guys. You were one of the reasons, I decided to watch the show (I didn’t like Weeds, so that was a no-go) and it was totally worth it.

    I am *so* looking forward to that job fair. Best costume line-up ever.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I watched about 1/2 the first season. I really wanted to like it, but I found myself far more interested in the secondary characters and wanting Piper to just hush up and go away.

    • librarygrrl64

      Oh, I’m totally in it for Just About Everyone Who Isn’t Piper (or Her Fiance, Whatshisname).

    • Blueathena623

      I really hope you finish it. I don’t think I’m for base in saying that the show is meant for you to find Piper annoying and want her to hush. She’s not an anti-hero, but she’s also not a great hero.

  • PeaceBang

    I am not one to watch shows more than once but I think this is the perfect excuse to binge-re-watch season one.

  • Linderella

    “In fact, we’re going to do recaps.”
    This sentence made me so insanely happy. Thanks (younger-than-me) Uncles!

  • judybrowni

    Thanks, uncles again, for Bletchley Circle.

    I did Orange as the New Black season one, due to your review.

    (Could we have at least one Orange Style post? If anyone could pull that off, it would be TLo.

  • snarkykitten

    SO excited for this show to come back.

  • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

    Is it me, or is the pantsuit Natasha Lyonne wearing in the Mock Job Fair picture the same as the one she wore on The New Girl? It’s from the wedding where she sleeps with Schmidt.

  • Fjasmine

    Yay T Lo recaps now I am really excited!

  • queeniethebold

    i can’t EVEN believe how excited i am to have this amazing show to look forward to once again. IT IS THE BEST. And TLo recaps on top of it? Died. Heaven.

  • Laura Poehlman

    I’m beyond excited for your recaps. Recaps, once posted, are always there for you -whenever you watch the show. I am comforted knowing that if I were to rewatch Lost, for instance, your excellent recaps would be there as a partner for me.

  • pookiesmom

    HELL. YES.

  • tamsta99

    YAY!!! TLO recaps! I’m squeeing with ya’ll. I was hooked on this show in the first 10 minutes and binged watched twice in a week. Yeah, I couldn’t stop watching. I look so, so forward to your commentary.

  • librarygrrl64

    I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!

  • Kristen Lewis

    You two convinced me to watch this show and I am so, so happy that you did. Thank-you!