Orange is the New Black Season 3: Netflix Denies Tanisha Thomas Joining the Cast

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
July 22, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Orange is the New Black season 3 will not include Tanisha Thomas, according to Netflix.

Thomas, known for starring in “Bad Girls Club,” posted a photo of the season 3 cast for the popular show, with the accompanying text: “And guess who just got invited?!!! #blessed #oitnbseason3 look out for your girl.” 

Thomas followed up the post with a photo of herself superimposed on a promo for the next season of OITNB.

However, a Netflix spokesperson told TMZ that Thomas has not been cast.

The next season seems to be the subject of a number of jokes, including a satire article that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings “pulled the plug” on the show.

The satire article fooled some fans of the show, prompting some outrage before everything was straightened out.

Netflix doesn’t release viewing numbers but OITNB is known as one the service’s top shows, alongside House of Cards.

Filming for season 3 has started and it’s projected to premiere in June or July 2015.

The series is based on Piper Kerman (Taylor Shilling)’s memoir about her experiences in prison. It revolves around Piper Chapman.

Alex Cause (Laura Prepon), Michael Harney (Sam Healy), Kate Mulgrew (Galina “Red” Reznikov); Jason Biggs (Larry Bloom), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), and Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky) are among the other stars.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.