Netflix has just released a teaser for the second season of its hit comedy “Orange is the New Black.” And, from the looks of the trailer (watch below), we can expect more merriment behind the walls of Litchfield. Fans will be able to binge on all 13 episodes of the sophomore season beginning June 6.
That just happens to be three days before the kick-off of the first round of Emmy voting. Online ballots go live on June 9 and TV academy members have until June 20 to cast their ballots for their favorite shows.
After failing to find much traction as a drama at the Golden Globes (only star Taylor Schilling contended) and SAG Awards where it was snubbed, Netflix is moving “Orange is the New Black” to the comedy categories for the Emmys.
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Before going the dramatic route, the online service had declared the series as a comedy for the Writer’s Guild where it reaped bids for Comedy Series, New Series, and Episodic Comedy (two nominations).
Jenji Kohan, who adapted Piper Kerman‘s best-selling memoir, enjoyed Emmy success with her last dramedy, “Weeds.” That show earned a bid as Best Comedy Series in 2009 while star Mary-Louise Parker contended three times.
Currently, “Orange is the New Black” sits in seventh place on our rankings for Best Comedy Series, behind four-time champ “Modern Family,” returning nominees “Veep,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie” and “Girls“, and another freshman series — “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — which won the top prize at the Golden Globes.
Netflix had its first taste of Emmy success last year with “House of Cards.” That political thriller snagged trophies for Drama Directing (David Fincher), Cinematography, and Drama Casting. Among its nine overall nominations, it competed for Drama Series, Drama Actor (Kevin Spacey), and Drama Actress (Robin Wright).
Now, by having its two most acclaimed series contend in different genres, they will not be forced to face each other.
Watch the trailer for the second season below and then vote for Best Comedy Series using our easy drag-and-drop menu.