Orange Is the New Black is the hit new Netflix series that has everyone talking! The story revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman from Connecticut, living in New York City who is sent to the women’s Litchfield, NY federal prison for 15 months for transporting a suitcase full of drug money for Alex Vause ( Laura Prepon from That 70’s Show), an international drug smuggler and Chapman’s former lover.
The show is like a female version of the hit 90s show OZ. Created by Jenji Kohan which first aired on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, is based on Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, a memoir about her own experiences in prison. The series also stars Laura Prepon as Alex Vause, a drug dealer and Piper’s former lover, Michael J. Harney as prison counselor Sam Healy, Michelle Hurst as Miss Claudette, a fellow inmate, Kate Mulgrew as the inmate cook “Red”, and Jason Biggs, who we haven’t seen since American Pie, as Piper’s fiance Larry Bloom. Natasha Lyon (American Pie), Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow), and transgenered actress Laverne Cox also star in the Netflix hit.