Orange is the New Black Season 3 Spoilers: Alex Vause Will Appear in Every Episode; What Role Will Mary Steenburgen Play?

Orange is the New Black has been renewed for a season 3, and fans are wondering about the details of the upcoming addition to the Netflix series.

Filming has already started and it’s already been revealed that Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) will be in every episode. Also, Samira Wiley (Poussey Washington), Adrienne C. Moore (Black Cindy), Dascha Polanco (Dayanara Diaz), and Yael Stone (Lorna Morello).

But in another important update, a new cast member has already been announced–Mary Steenburgen.

Here’s some theories about who her character could be:

—The new warden

Lyn Rae, a commentor on a previous Epoch Times article, said: “It’s obvious Mary Steenburgen will be the new Warden to replace the witch that got fired.”

—Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett’s mother

Doggett’s family hasn’t been introduced in the show yet, other than her brother Donny.

—Mother to another prisoner

Options include the mother of Carrie “Big Boo” Black.

—Mother to a nonprisoner

Perhaps the mother of John Bennett? “I’m taking bets that she’s going to be Bennett’s mom or Nicky’s mom,” said one Twitter user. However, Nicky’s mom was already introduced during a flashback.

—Somehow related to Yael

“Mary Steenburgen signed for OITNB3 – How exciting is that? You think she will be related to Morello?” wondered one Twitter user.

There’s no release date yet for season 3, but the season 1 was released to Netflix on July 11, 2013 and season 2 was released on June 6 of this year.

That seems to indicate that the next season will premiere in the summer, in June or July.

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