A new state of chaos decends upon Litchfield Penitentiary in the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ Orange Is the New Black: Season Five, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital today, June 12, from Lionsgate. From Emmy® Award-winner Jenji Kohan, the Orange Is the New Black fifth season “manages to feel more relevant than ever” (Sara Stewart, New York Post) as the inmates riot afer Poussey’s death and gain control of the prison. Nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy® Awards and winner of the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Orange Is the New Black: Season Five features an all-star cast including:
- Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
- Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
- Laura Prepon (TV’s “That 70s Show,” The Girl on the Train)
- Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager,” Star Trek: Nemesis)
- Uzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
- Michael Harney (TV’s “True Detective” and “Weeds”)
- Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
- Jessica Pimentel (TV’s “Person of Interest”)
- Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
- Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
- Danielle Brooks (The Angry Brids Movie)
- Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
- Laverne Cox (TV’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” and “The Mindy Project”)
- Samira Wiley (TV’s “You’re the Worst” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”).
The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to tragedy in the explosive fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting séances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?
The Orange Is the New Black: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD include a hilarious, never-before-seen gag reel; a “72 Hours in 6 Months: Stories of the Season” featurette, which includes personal anecdotes from cast about what it was like to film the season; and audio commentaries on Episodes “Tattoo You” and “Storm-y Weather”.