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Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Orange is the New Black is back and better than ever, with a powerful fourth season full of compelling performances by the ensemble cast.


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Season 4 picks up where Season 3 left off: the inmates splashing about in the nearby lake after the mass escape; and Alex facing a menacing prison guard in the greenhouse. There's also another matter, which—once everyone's rounded up—causes headaches for everyone: a flood of new inmates. Piper also finds herself facing difficulties with the Dominicans who, after she rebuffs them, launch their own panty business; and she also inadvertantly forms and becomes de facto leader of a white-power group. Healy, meanwhile, takes a special interest in Lolly, who reminds him of his mother; celebrity chef Judy King makes herself at home in a spacious cell-slash-suite; Taystee becomes Caputo's personal assistant; and a peaceful protest by the inmates results in an unexpected death.


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
John Magaro
as Vince Muccio
Adrienne C. Moore
as Black Cindy
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Abigail Savage
as Gina Murphy
Lori Petty
as Lolly Whitehill
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Lea DeLaria
as Big Boo
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Jackie Cruz
as Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales
Jason Biggs
as Larry Bloom
Alan Aisenberg
as Baxter "Gerber" Bayley
Laura Gómez
as Blanca Flores
Blair Brown
as Judy King
Diane Guerrero
as Maritza Ramos
Brad William Henke
as Desi Piscatella
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
James McMenamin
as Charlie "Donuts" Coates
Jessica Pimentel
as Maria Ruiz
Jolene Purdy
as Hapakuka
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
Lin Tucci
as Anita DeMarco
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Beth Dover
as Linda Ferguson
Michael Harney
as Sam Healy
Pablo Schreiber
as Officer George "Pornstache" Mendez
Michael Torpey
as CO Thomas Humphrey
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 4

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Based on the first six episodes of the 4th season, OITNB remains fresh, funny/sad, smart, inventive, well-written, and particularly well-acted.

June 15, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Netflix's Orange Is the New Black is better than ever in its dark, dauntless fourth chapter.

June 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The bite is back with a vengeance while the supply of story lines has multiplied rather than calcified. As with HBO's Game of Thrones, the best seems yet to come after rejuvenating seasons that will leave many a faithful fan stoked for more.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Season Four of OITNB is a glorious return to form: a pitch-perfect mix of comedy and drama astonishing in just how real it all feels.

June 20, 2016 | Full Review…

This intimacy gives OINTB the cushion to treat provocative issues-rape, racism, prison violence, excessive force-in ways that are not just nuanced for scripted television, but nuanced full stop.

June 17, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite all this change -- including the fact that this kickoff episode featured no flashbacks -- the main appeal of the show seems to remain intact: the banter.

June 17, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 4


The annoying characters were gotten rid of while others developed more to be likeable. It's a big step up from the previously cheerful tone to some serious drama.


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