Orange is the New Black Season 4: 7 Characters to Watch

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1. Piper Chapman

Piper is was the main character of Orange is the New Black for the first season and possibly longer. Some time toward the end of the first season, Jenji Kohan and the writing team were able to open up the show and start to bring in more “main” characters.

Obviously, Piper remains an integral part of the series. In the third season, her involvement in Alex’s situation and the panty business were key parts of the story. Over time, though, the series has started to move in different directions away from Piper.

Heading into the fourth season, I thought Piper’s role in the series could be even smaller than it was in the third season. After watching the trailer for the fourth season, that does not seem to be the case.

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Piper was in the trailer as much or more than any inmate in Litchfield, and it doesn’t look good for her, based on the trailer.

There are various fan theories about Piper’s storyline and what will happen in this season of Orange is the New Black, but it sure looks like she’s going to be a big – and dark – part of the story.