ORANGE Is The New Black is about to return to Netflix for the eager-awaited final series.
But what happened at the end of season six? And what can we expect from the seventh? Here’s a recap…
The ladies moved to a new prison in the last season and now their journey continues[/caption]
What happened in Orange is the New Black season 6?
Season 6 saw the inmates moved to Litchfield maximum security prison following the dramatic riot in season 5.
And sadly, Taystee got sentenced to life in prison when she took the fall for the riot and was found guilty of the murder of CO Piscatella (Brad William Henke) – even thought it was a crime she didn’t commit.
Thankfully, there were no major deaths in season six out of the main cast of the show.
But warring sisters Carol and Barbara (played by newcomers Henny Russell and Mackenzie Phillips) fatally stabbed each other in the season six finale.
The show’s central character Piper also “married” her fiancée Alex in prison, although the wedding wasn’t official.
Piper was given an early release in the show’s finale[/caption]
But the big surprise of the finale was when Piper was granted early release, simply because a guard wanted to get rid of her because she knew about the drug dealing going on in the jail.
The final scene ended with Piper being picked up by her brother and him asking her, “What are you going to do know?”.
Sophia, played by Laverne Cox, also got an early release in the previous season, as well as Blanca Flores [Laura Gomez].
Season seven will drop on Netflix on July 26[/caption]
What will happen in Orange Is The New Black season 7?
Netflix revealed: “In its final season, the ladies of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever.”
Notably, Piper, played by Taylor Schilling, will be forced to adapt to the outside as she struggles in the real world after being granted early release from prison.
It’s thought the fan-favourite character might start writing the memoir she first mentioned in season six now that she is a free woman.
Elsewhere, Taystee’s friendship with Cindy remains under threat with the prospect of her life sentence.
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When is Orange Is The New Black season 7 released on Netflix?
The show will return for the final time on FRIDAY (July 26).
The cast confirmed on October 18, 2018 that the show will come to an end after this series.