"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.
Last Episode02x13 We Have Manners. We're Polite Aired: Jun. 06, 2014
Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates faces and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.
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- In the real case that was the basis for this show, the man who was indicted as the "kingpin" of the heroin smuggling ring that the real Piper was tried and convicted for participating in was…
[show]In the real case that was the basis for this show, the man who was indicted as the "kingpin" of the heroin smuggling ring that the real Piper was tried and convicted for participating in was a Nigerian businessman named Buruji Kashamu. Although the indictment took place in 1998, Kashamu was never successfully extradited to stand trial for the charge, which he claims was a case of mistaken identity (he alleges that his now-deceased brother was the actual heroin smuggler). In 2015, Kashamu was elected as a senator from the Ogun state of Nigeria.
- When Piper first enters the prison, another inmate explains to her that people tend to stick to their own "tribes" - that is, racial or ethnic groups. In Piper Kerman's source memoir Orange…
[show]When Piper first enters the prison, another inmate explains to her that people tend to stick to their own "tribes" - that is, racial or ethnic groups. In Piper Kerman's source memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, she describes much 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 Latin[a] (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."
- Natasha Lyonne(Nicki) shares birthday with two co-stars: Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones) and Lorraine Toussaint (Vee)