After a successful first season which launched recently on July 11th, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ will return for a second season. Netflix announced the decision before the show even debuted. Series creator, Jenji Kohan said in a news release, “I am thrilled that Netflix has extended my sentence.”
The show, watched “binge style” by some, with the whole season viewed in a day or two, is part of Netflix’s original programming.
So who will be back for next season?
Taryn Manning will now become a series regular for the second season. Her character Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett, a meth addicted woman born to drug abusing parents, will return, continuing to bring more drama to the show.
Taryn Manning is no stranger to characters with a rough edge. She has played a prostitute in the critically acclaimed film ‘Hustle & Flow,’ and in ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ she played Cherry, a biker gang hang-around seeking to become someone’s old lady.
Manning has said in interviews that her outsider roles are partly due to type-casting, and partly due to her enjoying playing colorful and extreme characters.
“Pennsatucky,” the born-again Christian with a confrontational spirit, is a role with still plenty to build on for season two. The character was involved in a great deal of self-discovery for the first season, and will no doubt be continuing with this into the next season.