Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Orange Is the New Black's fifth season offers up more of the sharp writing and dizzying tonal juggling acts that fans expect - albeit somewhat less successfully.


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Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
Air date: Jun 9, 2017
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A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a taste of power, chaos erupts in the halls of Litchfield. The unprecedented season will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates' lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve. The series will debut on Friday, June 9 exclusively in all Netflix territories.


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Nick Sandow
as Joe Caputo
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Abigail Savage
as Gina Murphy
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Lori Petty
as Lolly Whitehill
Diane Guerrero
as Maritza Ramos
Jackie Cruz
as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Brad William Henke
as Desi Piscatella
Blair Brown
as Judy King
Laura Gómez
as Blanca Flores
Alan Aisenberg
as Baxter "Gerber" Bayley
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
James McMenamin
as Charlie "Donuts" Coates
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
Lin Tucci
as Anita DeMarco
Alysia Reiner
as Natalie Figueroa
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 5

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (19)

This season feels like a particularly well-written horror film, with so many increasingly macabre twists and turns that OITNB is starting to make Breaking Bad look like Teletubbies.

Jun 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What transpires is equal parts sickening, shocking, salacious, satirical, silly, and sad. All of it is unsettling, as it should be.

Jun 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 5 shows there's a lot to "Orange is the New Black" that has been outgrown.

Jun 9, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you were trying to summarize the tone of the 13 new episodes in two words, "earnest farce" might do it.

Jun 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Tough, occasionally oppressive, and - against all odds - still funny when least expected. But how will "OITNB" ever resolve this particular story?

Jun 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Over the last five years, Orange has done a solid job of expanding its supporting characters to the point where it's truly an ensemble drama. And this year, out of all of that talented cast, it's Danielle Brooks who really shines.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Season five tries too hard to do too little, and the result is frustratingly dull.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Orange is the New Black wisely sees the need to reinvent itself. However, its a case of three steps forward, one step back.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Virtually none of the risks taken this season truly paid off and we're left wondering if the show is better or worse off heading into its sixth season.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Orange Is The New Black is like an infinite paper fortune teller, always unfolding to reveal surprising points of view, never letting assumptions rest for long. For that, it's always been well worth watching.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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