"Orange Is the New Black" is a comedic drama set in a women's prison that tells the story of engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable life with fiance Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture.
Series Fun Facts
- Uzo Aduba's character was only meant to appear in the first three episodes. After seeing her performances, the writers and producers made her a recurring character.
- Jason Biggs decided not to return to the show after season 2.
- When Piper first enters prison, another inmate explains that people tend to stick to their own "tribes", racial or ethnic groups. The book describes the same phenomenon, and provides the…
[show]When Piper first enters prison, another inmate explains that people tend to stick to their own "tribes", racial or ethnic groups. The book describes the same phenomenon, and provides the demographic breakdown she experienced in prison "The minimum-security camp at Danbury housed approximately 200 women at any given time, though sometimes it climbed to a nightmarishly cramped 250. About half were Latina (Puerto Rican, Dominican, Colombian), about 24 percent white, 24 percent African-American and Jamaican, and then a very random smattering: one Indian, a couple of Middle Eastern women, one tiny Chinese woman in her sixties."