When the ladies of Litchfield were last seen at the end of season three, viewers were left with a mixed-bag of emotions: Frustration at a particular scene’s heart-pounding cliffhanger, glee at another, and heightened interest as an influx of new inmates were set to arrive.

Thankfully, the anticipation has been settled a bit as Netflix has done fans the kindness of releasing the first images from the series’ season four; along with a synopsis of what’s to come next.

From Jenji Kohan, the creator of “Weeds”, Orange is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny and evocative show about life in a women’s prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of Orange delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.

Check out the images below.

You can start binge watching Orange is the New Black’s return Friday, June 17.

 

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