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‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 Review: A New Star Emerges In the Show’s Darkest Season Yet

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers for the final episodes of “Orange is the New Black” Season 4, which premiered in 2016. It does not contain spoilers for the new upcoming season.]

It’s official: “Orange is the New Black” is never allowed to call itself a comedy, ever again.

When it comes to awards consideration, the Netflix series about a women’s prison has yo-yoed between the drama and comedy categories since the beginning, and tonally the show has always existed in the realm we usually describe as “dramedy.” But while that has meant “Orange” was capable of offering up great moments of hilarity as well as tear-jerking pathos, it also means that the show’s tone has always been its biggest creative struggle, especially in later years, as it’s taken bigger and bigger swings.

Read More: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Trailer: Inmates Run the Prison After Rebellion at Litchfield Penitentiary

Season 4 was perhaps the most challenging in this respect, as the final two episodes pushed the show into new territory after Poussey (Samira Wiley) died at the hands of a guard. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 Review: A New Star Emerges In the Show’s Darkest Season Yet

9 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers for the final episodes of “Orange is the New Black” Season 4, which premiered in 2016. It does not contain spoilers for the new upcoming season.]

It’s official: “Orange is the New Black” is never allowed to call itself a comedy, ever again.

When it comes to awards consideration, the Netflix series about a women’s prison has yo-yoed between the drama and comedy categories since the beginning, and tonally the show has always existed in the realm we usually describe as “dramedy.” But while that has meant “Orange” was capable of offering up great moments of hilarity as well as tear-jerking pathos, it also means that the show’s tone has always been its biggest creative struggle, especially in later years, as it’s taken bigger and bigger swings.

Read More: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Trailer: Inmates Run the Prison After Rebellion at Litchfield Penitentiary

Season 4 was perhaps the most challenging in this respect, as the final two episodes pushed the show into new territory after Poussey (Samira Wiley) died at the hands of a guard. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: How a Classic Technicolor Technique Made the Color Red A Political Act

25 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The Handmaid’s Tale” series on Hulu was tailor-made for Trump’s America, and nothing sums up the horror of Margaret Atwood’s totalitarian Gilead better than the “salvaging” ritual at the end of Episode One. The color red, worn by the Handmaids, becomes the key visual component, symbolic of both menstrual blood and political rage.

The Handmaids, forced into sexual servitude because of their rare fertility, are permitted to encircle and execute a rapist every month in a public display of controlled catharsis. And it comes at the worst possible moment for protagonist Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who learns that her best friend, Moira (Samira Wiley), is likely dead because of her rebellion as feminist and lesbian, so she takes charge with uncontrollable aggression.

Finding the Right Red in the Costumes

Reed Morano, the cinematographer-turned director, who helmed the first three episodes, established the palette of Atwood’s color-coded dystopia »

- Bill Desowitz

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38th College Television Awards Crown Student Filmmakers

24 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The stars of today honored the stars of tomorrow at the 38th College Television Awards May 24 at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles. Recognizing the year’s best student-made TV filmmaking, the Television Academy Foundation was joined by presenters Mandy Moore, Chelsea Handler, Samira Wiley, Richard Cabral, Jason George, and Bill Nye, in a ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson. Referred to as the Student Emmys, the CTAs are a nationwide competition highlighting TV writers, directors, producers, and creators in a variety of categories. Like the Emmy Awards themselves, entries are vetted by Television Academy members and judged by “industry standards of quality, imagination, and innovation.” Check out our TV casting listings now! This year’s 74 honorees who attended the ceremony also took part in the Television Summit, a seminar presented by the Television Academy Foundation. Students met and participated in discussions with HBO’s senior vice president Jay Roewe; Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, »

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Orange Is the New Black Mirror’ Blends the Best of Netflix’s Worlds

19 May 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Orange Is the New Black” and “Black Mirror” are two of the most popular original programs currently on Netflix’s lineup. However, Jenji Kohan and Charlie Brooker’s dramas are arguably even more enjoyable with their powers combined, as can be seen in “Orange Is the New Black Mirror.”

Netflix teased the upcoming fifth season of “Oitnb” this week by debuting a crossover commercial parodying the “Black Mirror” Season 3 episode “San Junipero.”

In the clip, Poussey (Samira Wiley) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks) break out of Litchfield to spend some quality time together in San Junipero in place of Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis’ quirky characters. Everything about the dream sequence just works, most notably the costumes and exceptional re-use of Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.”

Despite having ten episodes of Season 5 leaked by hackers, “Oitnb” is still set to premiere Friday, June 9.

Orange Is the New Black” also stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon »

- JD Knapp

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Samira Wiley Shares a Sweet Way She Pampers Her New Wife Each Day and How Newlywed Life Feels ‘Really Grown Up!’

18 May 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Spoiler alert: Samira Wiley and her wife Lauren Morelli are pretty much #RelationshipGoals.

Okay, fine, you already knew that — but now we have even more proof. People recently caught up with the Handmaid’s Tale star, who opened up about her life as a newlywed after tying the knot to Orange Is the New Black writer Morelli in a fairytale-worthy Palm Springs ceremony on March 25. (The location of the nuptials was particularly special, as it was where Morelli popped the question in October.)

Married life is great!” gushed Wiley, 30. “I’m really enjoying it.”

“People always ask you: ‘Is it different? »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Oitnb's Taystee and Poussey Reunited For a Black Mirror Spoof, and Now I'm Sobbing

18 May 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Warning: this post contains spoilers for Orange Is the New Black. If you've ever sat down for a Netflix binge and found yourself thinking that Orange Is the New Black could use a sci-fi twist, or maybe that Black Mirror could benefit from some of Litchfield's wisecracking inmates, brace yourself for the crossover of your dreams: Orange Is the New Black Mirror. In this heartbreaking (and heartwarming) dream sequence, Taystee (Danielle Brooks) gets a chance to reunite with her late Bff, Poussey (Samira Wiley), who died tragically at the end of season four. Dressed exactly as the characters from Black Mirror's "San Junipero" episode, they meet up at Tucker's bar for a Jack and Coke and some truly adorable dancing. Get ready to happy cry. »

- Quinn Keaney

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‘Orange is the New Black Mirror’: Taystee Dreams Up the Perfect Netflix Mash-Up — Watch

18 May 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Orange is the New Black” Season 4, as well as the “Black Mirror” episode “San Junipero,” follow.]

After the tragic death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) at the end of last season, you might have thought that we’d never see her and best friend Taystee (Danielle Brooks) hanging out again. But thanks to this new short film released by Netflix, heaven is a place on earth — a place called San Junipero, to be specific.

Read More: ‘Black Mirror’: How ‘San Junipero,’ Season 3’s Sweet Love Story, Came to Be

Mashing up “Orange is the New Black” with the Netflix anthology series “Black Mirror” (an idea so self-evident we’re shocked it took so long), “Orange is the New Black Mirror” recasts the “Black Mirror” episode “San Junipero” with Wiley and Brooks, their wardrobe echoing that of characters Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis).

In “San Junipero,” Kelly and Yorkie meet in a ’80s-esque world we come to discover is a virtual reality simulation for the elderly and deceased, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Orange is the New Black Mirror’: Taystee Dreams Up the Perfect Netflix Mash-Up — Watch

18 May 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Orange is the New Black” Season 4, as well as the “Black Mirror” episode “San Junipero,” follow.]

After the tragic death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) at the end of last season, you might have thought that we’d never see her and best friend Taystee (Danielle Brooks) hanging out again. But thanks to this new short film released by Netflix, heaven is a place on earth — a place called San Junipero, to be specific.

Read More: ‘Black Mirror’: How ‘San Junipero,’ Season 3’s Sweet Love Story, Came to Be

Mashing up “Orange is the New Black” with the Netflix anthology series “Black Mirror” (an idea so self-evident we’re shocked it took so long), “Orange is the New Black Mirror” recasts the “Black Mirror” episode “San Junipero” with Wiley and Brooks, their wardrobe echoing that of characters Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis).

In “San Junipero,” Kelly and Yorkie meet in a ’80s-esque world we come to discover is a virtual reality simulation for the elderly and deceased, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Former Soccer Pro Abby Wambach Marries Christian Mommy Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton -- See the Pics!

16 May 2017 8:18 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton officially tied the knot, and were thrilled to share photos from special day with fans and friends.

On Monday, the 36-year-old former soccer pro proudly posed in a sweatshirt that read "Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife," calling out her new wife's profession. "My beloveds -- please never give up on love. Life could surprise the hell out of you," Melton captioned a photo of Wambach wearing the sweatshirt. "Trust me -- you might just wake up one morning and find yourself smackdab in the middle of heaven. I love my wife. Love Wins."

Watch: Orange Is the New Black Star Samira Wiley and Writer Lauren Morelli Are Married

Melton confirmed the two were dating last November in a Facebook post, just three months after announcing her divorce from her husband of 14 years, Craig Melton. "When I fell in love with Abby, I was scared. I thought »

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5 Secret Symbols Hidden in the Interiors of The Handmaids’ Tale

16 May 2017 5:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hulu’s haunting hit series The Handmaid’s Tale may not immediately get you thinking about home design —it’s set in a dystopian near-future that looks more like the 1600s — but the interiors featured in the show, from Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) Spartan attic bedroom to the eerily familiar grocery store, were all carefully decorated by production designer Julie Berhoff to hold clues about the characters and the world they live in. “Everything was very purposeful,” Berghoff tells archdigest.com. Here, five subtle decor moments you might have missed.

1. The Outline in Offred’s Room 

As a handmaid in the fictional nation of Gilead, »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Channel 4 Acquires MGM’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for the U.K.

16 May 2017 5:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Channel 4 has acquired U.K. rights to “The Handmaid’s Tale” from MGM Television, the British broadcaster said Tuesday. The acclaimed U.S. drama, starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes, will air on the channel later this month.

The 10-part drama, which Variety called “an upsetting, immersive, and horrifyingly beautiful vision of a too-close dystopian world,” is based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of life in a dystopian, totalitarian society in a former part of the U.S. where the fundamentalist regime treats women as property of the state.

“‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated,” said Jay Hunt, chief creative officer for Channel 4. “I’m delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically acclaimed take on a classic novel.”

Mad Men” star Moss plays a “Handmaid,” one of the few remaining fertile women who are »

- Robert Mitchell

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The Litchfield Ladies Want Justice in New 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Trailer

9 May 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We're officially a month away from the return of Orange Is the New Black and to keep fans on their toes, Netflix unveiled the official trailer for Season 5.

The latest sneak peek shows the Litchfield ladies ready to fight for justice and willing to go to any lengths to achieve it.

Watch: Exclusive: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Dish on 'Lovely' Italian Honeymoon, Heartbreaking 'Oitnb' Death 

"If we want to turn this place right, we have to speak as one united group," says inmate Maria Ruiz (Jessica Pimentel) to the women who are more than ready to rally against the system.

Taking place in real time over the course of just three days, the fifth season will pick up right after last season's finale, which saw Daya (Dascha Polanco) is seen pointing a gun at an officer while her fellow inmates surround and cheer her on. Fired up from the shocking death of Poussey ([link »

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Orange is the New Black Season 5 Official Trailer Looks Intense

9 May 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Last week we were treated to a tiny smudge of a teaser for season 5 of Orange is the New Black. While it was only a few seconds, it was certainly powerful. But today we’ve been treated to the full featured trailer for season 5 and it’s promising a very intense narrative. The new trailer for the season reveals the intense aftermath of last season’s cliffhanger and gives a hint about what’s to come for the troubled prison. According to Looper The whole prison seems to be in upheaval in the trailer following the death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) at

Orange is the New Black Season 5 Official Trailer Looks Intense »

- Nat Berman

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The Women of Litchfield Fight Back in Powerful Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Trailer

9 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

The official Orange Is the New Black season 5 trailer is here — and it’s very powerful.

Released Tuesday morning, the new trailer for the drama’s fifth season shows the women uniting to take over the prison in the wake of the riot that broke out after Poussey’s (Samira Wiley) death at the end of the fourth season. The women not only want justice for that tragedy but also for the injustices they’ve suffered since the new regime took over last season.

“We’re all angry! You’ve done our girl wrong, »

- Chancellor Agard

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Watch Unity Rise From Riots in Moving 'Orange Is the New Black' Trailer

9 May 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Unity rises from chaos at Litchfield Prison in the new trailer for Season Five of Orange Is the New Black. The show returns to Netflix June 9th.

Season Five takes place over the course of three days at Litchfield, chronicling the events that unfold after the (Spoiler Alert) untimely death of Pouseey (Samira Wiley) at the end of Season Four. While the new trailer opens with the prisoners rioting, the mayhem soon settles into an airing of grievances and a push for reform.

"Do you get what's going on here? »

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Trailer Watch: A Rebellion Is Brewing in Season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black”

9 May 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Orange Is the New Black”: Netflix

“The only way out is for us to come together,” says Gloria (Selenis Levya) in a newly released trailer for Season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black.” The action-packed spot returns to this message time and time again — the inmates of Litchfield are more powerful as a united front than they are as individuals.

The last season of the Emmy-winning Netflix drama saw racial tensions, conflicts with sadistic, inexperienced new guards, and overcrowding lead to a peaceful protest by the inmates. It quickly turned chaotic and ended in Poussey’s (Samira Wiley) death at the hands of a C.O. The season finale ended on a cliffhanger: a riot broke out in response to Poussey’s treatment and the final scene featured Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at another C.O.’s face.

The trailer doesn’t show — or even hint at — Daya or the C.O.’s fate, but it does reveal that the new season of the Jenhi Kohan-created series will center on the prisoners working together to demand better conditions.

“We’re all angry. You done our girl wrong,” Taystee (Danielle Brooke) tells Warden Caputo (Nick Sandow). “And we want justice.” Taystee also details some of the injustices the women suffer: “We get beat for no reason, we’re stuffed four in a bunk like we factory chickens, [and] we’re denied basic humanity,” she says.

And of course, part of what makes “Orange Is the New Black” so great is how it balances serious subject matter with moments of levity. The trailer includes hilarious bits about smizing and how one prisoner thinks Litchfield could be improved by adding an anti-gravity chamber so that inmates will have the opportunity to do “flips and stuff.”

Orange Is the New Black” returns for its fifth season June 9.

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Trailer Watch: A Rebellion Is Brewing in Season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Trailer Is Finally Here & the Women of Litchfield Are Finally Working Together for a Change

9 May 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It seems like Laverne Cox's tease for Orange Is the New Black season five will come true. The actress previously told us audiences were "gonna gag," and from the looks of the trailer below, she's right. The first look at the new season picks up right where season four left off, in the tense aftermath of poor Poussey's (Samira Wiley) death when Dayanara (Dascha Polanco) decided to pick up that gun and turn the tables on the inept and cruel Litchfield corrections officers. As a result, it looks like actual change might be coming to Litchfield—but it isn't going to come easy. After four seasons of dividing along racial lines, the trailer makes clear that these inmates aren't going to »

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