With filming already underway on Orange is the New Black season 4, Jenji Kohan has cast three recurring actors to the show’s ranks.
Brad William Henke (Fury, Pacific Rim), Mike Houston (The Drop, Inside Llewyn Davis) and Kelly Karbacz (Get Smart) have joined season 4 of the beloved prison dramedy, which is expected to premiere next June.
Details about their roles are being kept under wraps, so all we can do is speculate. Brad William Henke and Mike Houston look like beefy guys — perhaps they’ll be playing new guards at the prison?
Meanwhile, Kelly Karbacz looks like a badass. We could see her taking on a new management role at Litchfield Penitentiary.
The new actors are below from left to right:
We’re guessing these three will be working at Litchfield because the correctional facility will be in desperate need of new workers during season 4. As we saw at the end of the last season, the prison was about to welcome a slew of new inmates. Between several employees leaving and an onslaught of new prisoners to manage, the prison will surely be struggling at the beginning of the new season.
Then again, it seemed like Litchfield’s new owners weren’t interested in hiring any new help in order to keep costs as low as possible. Perhaps the prison is doomed, and these new cast members are part of a construction team who are coming to tear it down (yes, our speculation has gone too far).
Orange is the New Black season 3 premiered earlier this summer. While many were excited to see new episodes added to Netflix, a lot of viewers were disappointed by the latest batch of episodes because it seemed pretty tame in relation to previous seasons.