OITNB might be the greatest prison drama to be ever made. I mean it’s the most consistent show on Netflix right now maintaining steady ratings since Season 1. At the end of Season 6, we saw the lead of the series Piper (Taylor Schilling) leave Litchfield Penitentiary. Piper was granted an early release. Since most of you may know that Season 7 is going to be the last of OITNB series, it left many of us wondering what the end of it all had in store for Piper. Now we know she’s going to go back to leading a normal life but what’s she going to do? Some say she’s going to take up prison activism. This is the biggest plot twist given Piper is the lead of the show.
OITNB Rumors And Spoilers
Rumors say that Piper Kerman’s back story will be synced with her present-day life. In her post-prison life, Jenji, the creator wanted to use Piper’s character to shed light on the criminal justice system. The runners very much want to keep Piper alive, telling stories post-prison. The next major question that fans have is, will they get to see the rest of Piper’s prison inmates? Their stories won’t be scrapped with Piper’s release. We’ll have to wait for Season 7 to talk about that.
In another major question, fans have been wondering what Piper’s release means for her fiancee Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). Alex and Piper wed before Piper’s exit out of the Prison and Alex still have four years of sentence to serve. The confusing parts are: will they stick it out, will Piper be a different person outside of Prison and forget Alex? More importantly how will Alex survive Litchfield Penitentiary in the absence of Piper? Their wedding in Litchfield was a moment of love.
With Season 6 of OITNB, we had to wait for long. Season 5, 6 and 7, all three were renewed by Netflix in February of 2016. While Season 6 made it to Netflix last year, July 27 to be more precise, we don’t know when Season 7 is coming back. 2018 didn’t see any confirmation regarding Season 7 Release. Season 1 as many of you may be able to recall, aired in July slot of Netflix and so did Season 6. So fans are wondering if the same happens with Season 7 too. Right now, we can hope for Season 7 to come out between June and July release segment of Netflix.
As many of you might know, we don’t have an official cast call on Season 7 of the series. But we can take guesses. Following will be potentially back:
Alex as Laura Prepon will be seen, so will her partner Piper Chapman ( Taylor Schilling). Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Uzo Aduba (Suzanne), Dale Soules (Frieda), Kate Mulgrew (Red), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky) and Dascha Polanco (Daya) will all make it to Season 7. Amanda Fuller and Vicci Martinez as Madison and Daddy respectively are the new faces hired for Season 7 of OITNB. As for Maritza (Diane Guerrero) and Norma (Annie Golden), their return is not guaranteed.