"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 Episode04x13 "Toast can't never be br… Aired: Jun. 17, 2016
Corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo's efforts to keep a sensitive situation under control.
Series Fun Facts
- Jenji Kohan revealed at a DGA event for the series that she had met with Katie Holmes about playing Piper, but scheduling conflicts prevented Holmes from accepting the part.
- Uzo Aduba actually auditioned for the role of track star Janae Watson (Vicky Jeudy), but the producers loved her and gave her the role of Crazy Eyes instead.
- The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, who has previously appeared in an episode of Mercy (2009) in which Taylor Schilling was also the lead star is set to serve time in January…
[show]The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, who has previously appeared in an episode of Mercy (2009) in which Taylor Schilling was also the lead star is set to serve time in January 2015 at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. It is the same facility that this show is based on and where Piper Kerman has previously served time.