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Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Taglines: Every sentence is a story

Director: Michael Trim, Andrew McCarthy, Phil Abraham, Constantine Makris, ...

Writers: Piper Kerman, Jenji Kohan, Sian Heder, Nick Jones, ...

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, ...

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Seasons:   3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

Laverne Cox has a twin brother, musician M. Lamar, who appears in a flashback as the pre-gender-transition version of her character, Sophia.
The title sequence that starts each episode features close-ups of the faces of real former inmates including several brief shots of the real Piper, Piper Kerman, whose book was the basis for the TV series.
Pablo Schreiber, who plays "Pornstache" Mendez, is Liev Schrieber's half-brother in real life.
Every time Piper goes to the phone, the same crying woman can be seen at another phone.
Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Taylor Schilling (Piper) have worked together before, in another series where Schilling's character was the main character. The hospital series "Mercy". It lasted one season.
The joke ending in the punchline "he's not an eggplant, he's retarded" is delivered by three different characters in three different episodes: Red in "Tit Punch" (#1.2), drug dealer Cesar in "The Chickening" (#1.5), and Nicky in "Can't Fix Crazy" (#1.13).
Natasha Lyonne(Nicki) shares birthday with two co-stars: Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones) and Lorraine Toussaint (Vee)
The names of inmates in Piper's memoir are changed from their original nicknames. "Red" was "Pop" and "Taystee" was "Delicious."
Lorraine Toussaint opted to do her sex scene topless even though she had a no nudity clause on her contract because she felt it just made sense to the character.
Litchfield is a stand-in for Danbury prison.
Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne and Deborah Rush have worked together before in the "American Pie" series. Lyonne was in American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Reunion. Rush was in American Wedding.
All of the cast members have said multiple times that they are all very close friends and the show is like a big family.
One of Larry Bloom's major first-season storylines is the Modern Love column he writes for the New York Times. Larry Smith, the real-life fiancé (now husband) of Piper Kerman actually did write such a column for the Modern Love section of the Times, about
When Piper first enters the prison, another inmate explains to her that people tend to stick to their own "tribes" - that is, racial or ethnic groups. In Piper Kerman's source memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, she describes much
This series is based on the 2010 memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" by Piper Kerman. Kerman wrote the book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she served at a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. On
Big Boo has a dog in prison. Viewers who wonder how an inmate can have a dog may not be aware that in the United States, many real-life prisons participate in programs in which inmates foster and train dogs for discrete time periods. These programs have s
It is revealed that Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) has a scar from open heart surgery following a bacterial infection related to her drug use. This is a real scar that Lyonne got for the same reason.
Galina 'Red' Reznikovs nickname could come from two places, either it comes from the fact that she has red hair, that she is Russian and hence a "Commie Red" or maybe it comes from Shawshank Redemption. In Shawshank Redemption Red is the guy who gets stuf
In September 2014, one of the show's writers, Lauren Morelli, announced that she and her husband of two years were divorcing because she had started a relationship with Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey. Orange Is the New Black's show runner Jenji Kohan lat
Laura Prepon (Alex Vause) originally auditioned for the role of Piper Chapman.
The first scene Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling (Alex and Piper, respectively) shot was the shower scene from the pilot. According to Prepon, the two had such natural chemistry that after one take Schilling said to her, "Thank God it's you!" The two hav
Yael Stone (Lorna Morello) originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols.
Laura Prepon (Alex) and Lauren Lapkus (Officer Fischer) previously starred together in the short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (2012)
Abigail Savage (Gina Murphy) originally auditioned for the role of Alex Vause.
The title name of each episode is said at least once in each respective episode.
Alysia Reiner auditioned for the roles of Alex Vause and Polly Harper before she was offered the role of Natalie Figueroa.
The title sequence features close-ups of the faces of real former inmates, including several brief shots of Piper Kerman, whose book was the basis for the TV series.
In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother.
The first scene Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling shot was the shower scene from the pilot. According to Prepon, the two had such natural chemistry that after one take Schilling said to her, "Thank God it's you!" The two have been good friends ever since.
The names of inmates in the show are changed from their nicknames in the memoir; "Red" was "Pop", and "Taystee" was "Delicious."
Uzo Aduba's character was only meant to appear in the first three episodes. After seeing her performances, the writers and producers made her a recurring character.
One of the filming locations is on Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, Orangetown.
Laura Prepon originally auditioned for the role of Piper. Yael Stone originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols. Abigail Savage originally auditioned for the role of Alex Vause.
In the episode 'Bora Bora Bora', when Piper and Larry first meet, Larry is watching 'Weeds' - another show created by Jenji Kohan
Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman) have worked together before on the short-lived TV series, Mercy (2009) as mother and daughter while Michael Chernus (Cal Chapman) coincidentally played her brother on the same show.
Based on the 2010 memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison,"Piper Kerman's book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she served at a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The show changes Kerman's last name
Pablo Schreiber is Liev Schreiber's real-life half-brother.
The majority of the outdoor scenes are filmed at a mostly abandoned mental hospital in Rockland County, New York. The rest of the outdoor scenes are filmed all around the county's suburbs.
Lorraine Toussaint opted to do her sex scene topless, even though she had a no nudity clause in her contract, because she felt it made sense to the character.
Season 4 of the show was announced on the 15th of April 2015, just two months before the release of season 3. Filming will begin in June 2015 for 2016 release.
Ryan Murphy had the rights to Piper Kerman's memoir before Jenji Kohan, but admitted he could never figure out how to do it the proper way. He then ended up letting the option lapse and it became what it is now.
Galina 'Red' Reznikov's nickname could refer to her red hair, her Russian background, or the inmate in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) who smuggles contraband.
Every time Piper goes to the phone, the same crying woman is at another phone.
Uzo Aduba actually auditioned for the role of track star Janae Watson (Vicky Jeudy), but the producers loved her and gave her the role of Crazy Eyes instead.
Uzo Aduba became the first actress to win two Emmy's in consecutive years in different categories. In 2014 in Comedy and in 2015 in Drama.
Jason Biggs decided not to return to the show after season 2.
Filming for season 4 began on the 15th of June 2015, 3 days after the release of season 3.
Litchfield is a stand-in for Federal Corrections Institute Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut.
Alysia Reiner auditioned for the roles of Alex Vause and Polly Harper.
The Turkish drug dealer is called Kubra Balik. 'Kubra' is a girl's name and 'Balik' means fish.
Natasha Lyonne shares a birthday with two co-stars: Constance Shulman and Lorraine Toussaint.
Taylor Schilling's mother's name is Patricia Miller which is also the name of the inmate who dies in series 1 episode 10 'Bora Bora Bora'
Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne and Lea Delaria have all appeared as guest stars in the hit TV show Will and Grace.
The character "Red" played by Kate Mulgrew shares a nickname with Morgan Freeman's character in "The Shawshank Redemption" and both of their characters at one point smuggled drugs into the prison.
Many of the guest stars in supporting roles are actors who found fame during the 1970s to 1990s.
Both of the actors who play Piper's (Taylor Schilling) parents Bill and Carol Chapman (Bill Hoag and Deborah Rush) can be seen in In & Out (1997), a movie about a high school teacher outed by one of his former students.
Jenji Kohan revealed at a DGA event for the series that she had met with Katie Holmes about playing Piper, but scheduling conflicts prevented Holmes from accepting the part.
Laverne Cox's twin brother, musician M. Lamar, appears in a flashback as Sophia before her gender transition.
Nicky has a scar from open heart surgery following a bacterial infection related to her drug use. It's a real scar that Natasha Lyonne got for the same reason.
In the pilot episode, Jason Biggs mentions two events from his past involving a webcam and a penis shaving incident, both of which happened to his character in the "American Pie" movies.
The title sequence features close-ups of the faces of real former inmates, including several brief shots of Piper Kerman, whose book was the basis for the TV series. Kerman is the one who blinks after Laura Prepon is credited.
Big Boo has a dog in prison. Many US prisons have programs that allow inmates to foster and train dogs for discrete time periods. These programs have several benefits for both the inmates and the dogs. They help alleviate animal shelter overcrowding, redu
In the real case that was the basis for the book, the man who was indicted as the "kingpin" of the heroin smuggling ring that the Piper was convicted for participating in was a Nigerian businessman named Buruji Kashamu. Although he was indicted in 1998, K
When Piper first enters prison, another inmate explains that people tend to stick to their own "tribes", racial or ethnic groups. The book describes the same phenomenon, and provides the demographic breakdown she experienced in prison "The minimum-securit
One of the filming locations is on Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, Orangetown.
One of Larry Bloom's major first-season storylines is the Modern Love column he writes for the New York Times. In real life, Larry Smith, Piper Kerman's real-life fiancé (now husband) actually wrote such a column for the Modern Love section of the Times,
Based on the 2010 memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," Piper Kerman's book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she served at a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The show changes Kerman's last name
In September 2014, Lauren Morelli, one of the show's writers, announced that she and her husband of two years were divorcing because she had started a relationship with Samira Wiley. Jenji Kohan later joked about the situation while a panelist at the New
Uzo Aduba became the first actress to win two Emmys in consecutive years in different categories; the first was in 2014 in Comedy and the second was in 2015 in Drama.
Lorraine Toussaint (Vee) opted to do her sex scene topless, even though she had a no nudity clause in her contract, because she felt it made sense to the character.
The reasons behind Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren's crazy antics and wild personality are unknown. Fans have theorized that she has a combination of severe mental illness, autism, an intellectual disability, and a range of social and emotional issues. The wr
Taylor Schilling injured herself while filming a sex scene at the beginning of season three. While taking off her shirt, her prison name-tag caught the side of her mouth, leaving a small gash. Filming had to be halted for an hour to ensure that the injury
The only show in TV history to receive Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series (in 2014) and Best Drama Series (in 2015). This was due to a change in Emmy rules stating that all shows running longer than 30 minutes per episode are classified as dramas. Sh
Seasons 5, 6 and 7 were greenlighted together.
No character appears in every episode.
When Chapman is heading to her cell while the party is going on. They show a shot of her books on the table. The book you see is James Bolenbaugh (The Depths of Despair) He didn't write this book, it was by Matt Forbeck, James Bolenbaugh is the producer o
Based on Danbury Prison and from the creator of Weeds: on Weeds, Nancy enters Danbury prison for three years and appears in a cell wearing a blue uniform. This show takes place in the same location but the name has been changed to Litchfield and the inmat
Taylor Schilling's mother's name is Patricia Miller, which is also the name of the inmate played by Madeline Brewer.
Natasha Lyonne (Nicky), Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones), and Lorraine Toussaint (Vee) all have the same birthday, April 4th.
Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, and Deborah Rush have worked together before in the "American Pie" series. Lyonne was in American Pie (1999), American Pie 2 (2001), and American Reunion (2012). Rush was in American Wedding (2003) playing a similar role as Bi
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, who has previously appeared in an episode of Mercy (2009) in which Taylor Schilling was also the lead star is set to serve time in January 2015 at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. It is the same
In a conversation between Red (Kate Mulgrew) and Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Nicky says: "I thought I was like your Spock". This of course is a reference to Mulgrew's role on Star Trek.
Jessica Pimentel is the lead singer of a heavy metal band named Alekhine's Gun.
Pablo Schreiber (George "Pornstache" Mendez) guest starred in 9 episodes of the show Weeds, another Television series that was created by Jenji Kohan. His character appeared in 8 episodes of Season 7 and 1 episode of Season 8. He played a drug dealer name
The title of this series and the memoir on which it is based is a reference to a common American saying that originated in the fashion industry: "(Non-black color) is the new black," meaning that another color (such as gray or navy blue) is that season's
Most of all the actors have been in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Elizabeth Rodriguez (Aleida Diaz) previously had a role in another prison drama, HBO's "Oz." She played an inmate who had to give birth in prison, just like her daughter in Orange is the New Black would.
Inmates Kukudio and Flores starred together in an episode of Law and Order:SVU.
In season 4's episode "Piece of Sh*t" when taystee crazy eyes and Cindy are looking at a magazine Ruby Rose ( who played Stella in season 3)can be seen on the back cover of the magazine.
Nicky was originally supposed to be in six episodes.
Partially based on the true story of Piper Kerman.
Nicky has a scar on her chest from open heart surgery following a bacterial infection related to her drug use. It's a real scar that Natasha Lyonne got for the same reason.
Laura Prepon left temporarily the show on the second season to work on a personal project, but her leave was written with the idea of her always returning to the show from season 3 on.