In my opinion, Orange Is The New Black (the series based on the novel by Piper Kerman) was one of the best new shows of 2013 and with the release of the trailer for second season, it looks we're going to be getting another dozy of pure craziness as well, which will help to make it one of the continuing best shows of 2014 as well.
Taylor Schilling (Piper) and Laura Prepon (Alex) are amongst many of the cast members posing in some rather beautiful photos for the latest issue of Elle Magazine and while it's been mentioned for a while that Prepon's role in the second season will be shorter than it was in the first, the Jungle trailer released for the upcoming season does seem to imply that both Alex and Piper will be getting closer again, even if it's just for a short time.
However, it's not just Piper and Alex that are getting focus. This story might be largely told from Piper's point of view but it's biggest strength was that it is an ensemble series and that definitely seems to be maintained in this trailer with Red (Kate Mulgrew) getting a blast from the past and Daya (Dascha Polanco) being torn between her loyalty with her fellow inmates and lover, Benett (Matt McGory) as well as there being a new slew of characters also thrown into the mix.
As for the fate of the volatile Pennsatuckey (Taryn Manning) - well, she's back and as a regular for the upcoming season (though she virtually was in the first season anyways), so I can imagine there will be another confrontation with her and Piper to look forward to while Lorraine Toussaint's Vee will be a major character in the new season and there's also a non prison setting with two main characters to look forward to as well. This is going to be a great piece of summer television to watch.
Season 2 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e99SkdcB2UU&src_vid=ByyXZRH6gpA&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_2227240347
Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black will air from June 6th on Netflix.