There’s as yet no set pattern to when Netflix decides to pick up new seasons of its programming. “Bloodline” waited over a week after its premiere to get the news, while “House of Cards” took a month to receive official word. But so far, “Orange is the New Black” does have a decent track record of getting the nod in advance, last year getting renewed for Season 3 well ahead of its Season 2 premiere.
It’s yet another sign of good faith for the award-winning drama, as it anticipates its hardest awards season yet following a recent ruling labeling it a drama series, not a comedy, at this year’s Emmys. Though in this new Season 3 clip provided by Netflix, it’s easy to see why the Emmys took that position, as Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) rages over plot threads left dangling in the Season 2 finale. [Consider that your spoiler alert for the below.]
“Orange is the New Black” Season 3 premieres June 12 on Netflix.