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Everything We Know About Orange Is the New Black Season 3

Jan 22 2015 - 1:00pm

Orange Is the New Black [1] season three will premiere this Summer, and we have quite a few details about what's coming in the next chapter. A few cast members have been announced, and most recently, actress Ruby Rose has joined the cast as a potential love interest — for not one, but two characters. Check out the details on her, plus who else is joining (or not returning at all), along with these fun behind-the-scenes pictures [2].

Source: Netflix [3]

Mary Steenburgen Has Joined the Cast

Veteran actress Mary Steenburgen recently joined the cast for season three, and star Pablo Schreiber, who plays Mendez, aka Pornstache, told Vulture she'll be playing his mom [4].

But Pornstache Might Not Be Around as Much

In the same interview, Schreiber said his character's imprisonment — and his own casting in another series — means that he's in fewer episodes: "I'm a series regular now on a show called The Brink on HBO. But his [Pornstache's] mother is making an appearance on season three. Mary Steenburgen has been cast as my mom. I'm not sure what she'll do that will advance the Pornstache plotline, but for now, Mendez is in prison, biding his time."

Source: Netflix [5]

Jason Biggs May Also Not Be Around

Did Larry's storyline wrap up with him riding off into the sunset with Polly? Biggs, who plays Piper's former fiancé, told Entertainment Weekly that he doesn't know if he'll be in season three [6]: "It's very unclear at this point, even for me," Biggs said a few weeks after filming had begun. "I have not shot anything yet."

Source: Netflix [7]

Alex Will Be in More Episodes, Though

Prepon's character Alex wasn't seen as much in season two, since she got out of the clink for a while, but she will be back full time in season three. Probably because Piper gets her thrown back in?

Source: Netflix [8]

Mike Birbiglia Is In

Mike Birbiglia has joined the cast [9] in an unknown role.

Actress Ruby Rose Has Joined the Cast

Another new inmate has been cast [10] in the form of Australian actress Ruby Rose, who will play a potential love interest for both Piper and Alex.

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