From behind bars to behind the scenes, Laura Prepon is in the process of directing her first episode of Orange is the New Black and we cant wait to see how it turns out! On Tuesday, Watchung native took to her personal Instagram to reveal the new role she’s taking on for the highly anticipated fifth season.
Instead of working side-by-side with her hilarious cast members and real-life friends as Alex Vause, she’ll be sitting in the director’s chair. Although little details have been revealed regarding the premise of the episode, fans can expect a lot of drama after coming off of a super-climatic fourth season. The 36-year-old actress is looking at the opportunity as an early Christmas present.
“So proud to be directing @oitnb,” Laura wrote enthusiastically on her Instagram caption. “This cast and crew are incredible and supportive. Can’t wait for you guys to see it! love my family!!”
This isn’t the first time The Stash Plan co-author showed off her directing chops. Back in 2010, Laura called the shots for her web series Neighbros, starring her ex-boyfriend and Once Upon a Time actor Scott Michael Foster, who shares no relation to her new fiancé Ben Foster. The short episodes followed two male buddies, who also happened to be neighbors (hence the name). Viewers could always count on goofy skits and wild shenanigans to occur.
While an official premiere date for the new season of OITNB has yet to be released, it usually makes its way back to Netflix in June or July. If you haven’t already, catch up on all the madness that’s transpired on the Emmy Award-winning drama these past four years, before it returns.