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Netflix did it again. Fans are swooning over the network's newest series, "Orange is the New Black." It's one of several shows that it's released exclusively on its Watch Instantly Channel, following in the footsteps of its smash hit "House of Cards" and fourth season of "Arrested Development." Whether its the content of the series, the viewing experience, or a likely combination of the two, Netflix continues to give fans what they want.
And fans want more "Orange is the New Black." In the wake of its debut season and chilling season finale, they're desperately waiting for details on a sophomore season. Lucky for them, it's already on its way.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Matt McGorry, who plays Corrections Officer Bennett on the show, revealed that filming for the second season is already underway. "I should be getting a script any day, which as a fan, I'm very excited about," McGorry said.
"Orange is the New Black," which comes from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, stars Taylor Schilling as a woman forced to spend 15 months in prison for her unwitting role in an international drug smuggling ring. Sounds interesting, right? Hollywood Reporter got a chance to preview the first four episodes, which they claim to be nothing short of spectacular.
"Series creator Jenji Kohan has crafted a dramady based on the popular memoir of the same name from Piper Kerman and infused it with an unpredictable reveal of character backstories, and enormous potential," Hollywood Reporter writes.
The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a happy 32-year-old city girl living in Brooklyn, who recently started a line of bath soaps and products with her best friend. She's engaged to the charming Larry (Jason Biggs), who's head over heals for the upbeat and quirky Piper. The only hitch? Piper has to self-surrender at an upstate women's prison for smuggling drug money into the country for some high caliber traffickers.
As the story unfolds, you begin to pick up on Piper's misleading charm and conniving tendencies. At times it can be confusing, as they're masked by her cuteness, however, the protagonist slowly turns on you somewhere along the season, making for a profound character that drives the show forward with a full head of steam. And for those of you shocked by her... (Spoiler Alert) brutal beatdown Doggett will have to wait until season 2 to learn Piper's fate. There's no season 2 premiere date set, at least the wheels are in motion.