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Everything We Know About Orange Is the New Black Season 3

Mar 18 2015 - 6:50pm

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. The latest big news is the reveal of the premiere date [2], which is June 12! Get the details on everything else, like the news of new cast members, and check out these fun behind-the-scenes pictures [3].

Jason Biggs Isn't Coming Back

Did Larry's storyline wrap up with him riding off into the sunset with Polly? Netflix confirmed this week that Jason Biggs will not be in season three [4]. That doesn't mean we'll never see Larry again, though; Biggs seemed optimistic he could return when he commented on the move to the New York Daily News [5]. "They’re not focusing on Larry at the moment. Larry will not be in season three. But there’s always a possibility he can come back," Biggs said.

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 [6].

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."

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?

Mike Birbiglia Is In

Mike Birbiglia has joined the cast [7] in an unknown role.

Actress Ruby Rose Has Joined the Cast

Another new inmate has been cast [8] in the form of Australian actress Ruby Rose, who will play a potential love interest for both Piper and Alex.

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