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'Orange Is The New Black' Drops Explosive 60-Second Teaser For Season 5

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If you’re still reeling from the climactic Season 4 finale of “Orange is The New Black,” the Season 5 teaser released Tuesday isn’t going to calm you down.

The 60-second teaser is a real-time extension of the S4 finale; we last saw Litchfield in full-scale riot mode after the killing of Poussey, and the season’s final scene showed the usually mild-mannered Daya pointing a gun at sadistic guard Humphrey as a crowd of furious inmates encourage her to pull the trigger. The new season will take place over the course of three days, according to Variety.

In the teaser, Piper and Alex are agreeing to “lay low and stay out of trouble” when they stumble upon the chaos. True to form, Piper muses aloud in classic Carrie-Bradshaw “I couldn’t help but wonder” style, “If this is a real riot, do you think this is a step forward or backwards for equality?” (So, yeah, prepare for another season of gritting our teeth and browsing Twitter throughout Piper-centric scenes while we wait for the story pivot back to the characters we actually care about.)

The clip ends with a gunshot, but we don’t know who’s on the receiving end; the full season hits Netflix June 9, so we have a few more tense months of waiting before our questions are answered.

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