“We had a theme for season 2. A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time,” creator Jenji Kohan said to the mag. “It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.”
“If I could keep cycling people through and bringing in new people, the show could go on forever. We could do something in the ER or Grey’s Anatomy model,” Jenji added. “If I could control everything in the world, I would, but you got to let go of some things. You can’t keep this cast down on the farm. And you’ll never replace them. The best I can say is ‘Look over here. Shiny! Shiny!’”
The series will return to Netflix on June 6.