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Orange Is the New Black: Season 2 (2014)




Critic Consensus: With a talented ensemble cast bringing life to a fresh round of serial drama, Orange Is the New Black's sophomore season lives up to its predecessor's standard for female-led television excellence.


Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
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The second series of "Orange Is the New Black" begins with Piper (Taylor Schilling) facing the consequences of her actions. Elsewhere, Red (Kate Mulgrew) feels isolated, while Taystee (Danielle Brooks) shows off her business skills. Later, Morello (Yael Stone) gets her heart broken, Larry (Jason Biggs) makes changes to his life, and Piper starts a prison newsletter. Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney and Uzo Aduba also return for Series 2.

Genre: Drama
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Jun 6, 2014
Executive Producer:


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Jason Biggs
as Larry Bloom
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Rezniko...
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Michael Harney
as Sam Healy
Pablo Schreiber
as Officer George "Porn...
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jeff...
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes"...
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Adrienne Moore
as Black Cindy
Adrienne C. Moore
as Black Cindy
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky...
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
Jessica Pimentel
as Maria Ruiz
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 2

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (26)

The continuing adventures of Piper (Taylor Schilling) and her Litchfield Penitentiary pals improve upon an excellent first season with an emphasis on thoroughly evil newcomer Vee.

November 6, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

... Orange Is the New Black is back (full season on Netflix Friday) with another 13 funny, disturbing and thought-provoking episodes.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Cincinnati CityBeat

Orange is the New Black proves women on TV don't have to be "strong" to be interesting - or entertaining.

February 17, 2016 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Episode 1 of season 2 was a smart, successful premiere that does everything a good first installment should do, setting up the roadmap for the season to come.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

From the glorious theme song to the closing credits, every hour is worth watching with anticipation. It was written to gobble up.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…
TV Fanatic

I scarfed the rest of the season down as if it were a sleeve of Thin Mints. No regrets. By the finale, Season 2 is stronger than Season 1, largely because it's more uncompromising about its characters, at once more nuanced and more damning.

November 17, 2015 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 2

A perfectly paced progression on a grounded yet still interesting story.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer


Season 2 was as good as season 1, if not better. Piper remained in prison for more treats. New characters were introduced: Psychopathic Vee, hippie Asian Soso that created more drama. Old recurring characters got more roles in this season as we continue to discover their fascinating past. The only problem I had was that we were shown Piper's ex's entire love affair with Piper's best friend. Honestly, I don't care, it was stupid and completely irrelevant. Other than this minor frustration, season 2 of OITNB will not disappoint fans.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Season 2 of Orange is the New Black remains just as engrossing, funny and entertaining as it's previous season - and introduces a whole batch of new characters to love and get invested in.

Matthew Moorcroft
Matthew Moorcroft

Super Reviewer

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