Netflix on Wednesday confirmed that the long-running dramedy will no longer take place inside Litchfield Penitentiary. Instead, the inmates will be relocated to a new, maximum security prison. The change was officially revealed in a newly released cut of the opening title sequence, followed by a series of still images, as seen below:
The change of scenery doesn’t comes as much of a surprise. As you’ll recall, Season 5 ended on a major cliffhanger. A newly engaged Piper and Alex stood hand-in-hand with their fellow inmates — including Red, Nicky, Gloria, Taystee, Cindy, Suzanne, Blanca and Freida — waiting for the inevitable entry of armed officers following the prison riot. Meanwhile, the rest of the Litchfield’s inhabitants were loaded onto buses, believed to be sent to different prisons.
Orange Is the New Black Season 6 is set for release on Friday, July 27 — more than a year after the release of Season 5. Your thoughts on the major change ahead?