Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black

'Orange Is the New Black' trivia and fun facts

Laura Prepon originally auditioned for the role of Piper. Yael Stone originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols. Abigail Savage originally auditioned for the role of Alex Vause.

The title sequence features close-ups of the faces of real former inmates, including several brief shots of Piper Kerman, whose book was the basis for the TV series. Kerman is the one who blinks after Laura Prepon is credited.

In the episode 'Bora Bora Bora', when Piper and Larry first meet, Larry is watching 'Weeds' - another show created by Jenji Kohan

Laverne Cox's twin brother, musician M. Lamar, appears in a flashback as Sophia before her gender transition.

Uzo Aduba's character was only meant to appear in the first three episodes. After seeing her performances, the writers and producers made her a recurring character.

Every time Piper goes to the phone, the same crying woman is at another phone.

Ryan Murphy had the rights to Piper Kerman's memoir before Jenji Kohan, but admitted he could never figure out how to do it the proper way. He then ended up letting the option lapse and it became what it is now.

In real life, Dascha Polanco (Dayanara) is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez (Aleida), who plays her mother.

Based on the 2010 memoir 'Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison', Piper Kerman's book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she served at a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The show changes Kerman's last name to Chapman.

The title name of each episode is said at least once in each respective episode.

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