Exclusive: See new photos from ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2

Anne T. Donahue
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After what feels like a life sentence of nothingness, "Orange is the New Black" will returning to Netflix for its second season on Friday, June 6.

Of course, when news of the season 2 premiere hit in February, it was also accompanied by a 15-second trailer, which was visibly lacking Alex (Laura Pepron) -- despite the show's reassurance that she'd be back for "most" of the second season (in the wake of departure rumours). However, the trailer was still good enough to remind fans why they watched in the first place, and how even in 15 seconds, emotions can still run high.

But 15 seconds isn't near enough to tide us over until June. Which is why we're happy to score another sneak preview in the form of images from the upcoming season.

So what can we deduce? Well first, Red (Kate Mulgrew) and George "Pornstache" Mendez (Pablo Schrieber) will obviously continue to be on the outs -- which isn't exactly a surprise, since Red got booted from the kitchen at the close of last season thanks to his vendetta against her.

Evidently, we'll also be treated to another look into Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex's pre-prison relationship:

As well, we'll see more of the at-times tense friendship between Taystee (Danielle Brooks) and Poussey (Samira Wiley). Also: the library, and Taystee's adoration of it.

Do you have any "OITNB" theories based on these photos?