POPSUGAR: Can you tell me a little bit about the overarching theme that Jenji crafted this season around?
Danielle Brooks: Basically, this season goes deeper into race again and dealing with issues of Black Lives Matter, and the I Can’t Breathe Movement. It goes there. I think it's wonderful, because the audience will be left really wanting to do something, because the same way that they have invested in these characters is how we should invest in our world. I’m hoping that the work that we’ve done will help to change the world.
Adrienne C. Moore: We also continue the conversation on political corruption and privatization within the prison system and how, from an external perspective, how the name of the game is how much money you can bring to the table or how much you can get. And then from the internal perspective, how it affects the inmates when there's issues of overcrowding, when there's issues of the meals not being up to par. Also, with healthcare. So we deal with that, and even from the perspective of the guards, those who watch out for us. Their struggle is that they live in both worlds — they live outside the prison and inside the prison.
DB: They're a little incarcerated themselves.
AM: Yeah, so they see what's going on and how they want to affect that change, but their hands are tied because they have a higher boss to answer to. Season four definitely deals more with those issues, especially racism.