Litchfield Prison never lacks for excitement, whether developments be good or bad. That will hold true in Orange Is the New Black season 4, but this time around, expect more of the bad. Netflix unveiled the new trailer today, and it looks like this could very well be the most intense season yet.
While photos from season 4 have already revealed some of the tension to come, the trailer really cements it. Its two-minute-20-second run is full of loaded looks between characters, faces filled with agony and fear, and hints of danger to our favorite group of inmates. “I do not like where this is heading,” we hear at one point.
As always, there are light moments, but the hefty dose of darkness definitely counteracts it. “I’ve been in Litchfield for a while now,” says Piper (played by Taylor Schilling), “and I have started to feel unsafe lately.”
We can’t blame her. Not only does she get a scary threat in the preview, Litchfield appears to be going through some massive changes. The facility becomes a for-profit prison, gains 100 inmates, and brings in new correctional officers, so the delicate balance is bound to be thrown off.
Signs of instability are apparent, to say the least. “I’m kind of scared,” says a guard at one point. Even more drastically, we see Litchfield’s emergency service team, clad in riot gear, storm the prison with weapons out. No, it doesn’t look like a good time to be an inmate there.
“Do you know the difference between pain and suffering?” says Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) toward the end of the trailer, as if the tone weren’t ominous enough. “Pain’s always there, but suffering is a choice. I’m really tired of walking around like a dog.”
It all goes down when Orange Is the New Black season 4 hits Netflix on June 17.