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'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 to premiere June 9

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Karen Butler
(L-R) Taylor Schilling, Taryn Manning and Uzo Aduba appear backstage with their award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Orange Is The New Black during the the 23rd annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 29. The show is to kick off its fifth season on June 9. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
(L-R) Taylor Schilling, Taryn Manning and Uzo Aduba appear backstage with their award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Orange Is The New Black" during the the 23rd annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 29. The show is to kick off its fifth season on June 9. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Netflix says Season 5 of its prison dramedy Orange is the New Black will premiere on June 9.

The stars of the show -- including Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Lea DeLaria and Elizabeth Rodriguez -- recently won the Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

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Brooks told The Hollywood Reporter the fifth season will consist of 13 episodes and will take place over the course of three days.

"It will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready," Brooks warned. "Get your popcorn, your tissues."

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