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On February 5, 2016, Netflix renewed Orange Is the New Black for a fifth season, which is to be released on June 9, 2017[1]. On June 26 2016, filming started.

Note: On Friday, April 28, 2017 the first 10 episodes leaked online with a time stamp on it and the studio production card on the start of every episode.

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Note: Place holder images; images will be updated when the season is released.


These are confirmed spoilers.

  • Season 5 takes place in a 72 hour period during the riot.
  • Parent Herald previously reported that Flaca and Maritza will replace Poussey and Taystee's hilarious tandem following Poussey's death.[2]
  • It is confirmed that the outcome of the end of Season Four could go either way, according to Dascha Polanco.[3]
  • Blanca Flores becomes the new leader of Litchfield, confirmed by actress Laura Gómez.[4]
  • Several characters may be killed off in the season.[5]
  • Lori Petty is sure she will return in Season 5.[6]
  • Michael Harney confirmed that Healy will return.[7]
  • The Psych set on Orange is the New Black has had a big expansion, meaning we will see more characters who have been sent to Psych.[8]
  • Laura Prepon will be directing one episode in Season 5.[9]
  • Season 5 will set over a course of 3 days in prison, as confirmed by actress Danielle Brooks.[10]
  • A young Red and a young Dmitri Reznikov have been cast as Xenia Leblanc and Gabriel Furman respectively, suggesting more of Red's backstory will be introduced.[11]
  • A character named "Lloyd Berlin" has been cast as Danny Wolohan, suggesting Frieda Berlin's backstory will be developed.[12]
  • A character named "Randolita" has been cast as Tiffany Bank, for three episodes this season.[13]
  • A school dubbed "Thurston Academy" has been introduced.[14]


These are possible spoilers.

  • More of Yoga Jones' story will perhaps be revealed.[15]
  • Parent Herald speculated that John Bennett is set to return.[16] IBT reported that it is possible for Bennett to show up due the consequences of Daya shooting a CO she likely will have to deal with in the next season. Although McGorry said he doesn't know if he will be part of the upcoming instalment, this theory has gained significance after he uploaded a picture of himself with co-star Laverne Cox in Los Angeles on his Instagram.[17][18]


Orange is the New Black - Season 5 Date Announcement HD Netflix00:15

Orange is the New Black - Season 5 Date Announcement HD Netflix

Orange is the New Black Season 5 First Look HD Netflix01:17

Orange is the New Black Season 5 First Look HD Netflix

Official Trailer


Promotional Pictures


Main Cast

Recurring Cast




Focal Characters

Each episode will have a focal character, and often more than one. These characters will have flashbacks and be a big part of the episode.

Key: F: Focal character
501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513
Berlin F
Ferguson F
Abdullah F
Watson F
Jefferson F
A. Diaz F
D. Diaz F
Reznikov F
Piscatella F


This is a list of the music featured in the ending credits for each episode.



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