Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Release Time: When Are New Episodes Available?

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CO Humphrey subdued by Daya in the Season 4 finale of OITNB.
CO Humphrey subdued by Daya in the Season 4 finale of OITNB. Netflix

After months of waiting and even a high-profile hack, new episodes of Orange Is The New Black are just around the corner. Only a few more hours remain until fans can watch all 13 new episodes. But the exact time you can start watching will depend on where you are.

New episodes of Orange Is The New Black will arrive on Netflix simultaneously across time zones, and those furthest west will get to see it earliest. OITNB fans in Hawaii will get access to the show earliest, at 9 p.m. HDT tonight (June 8). Everyone else in the U.S. will have to wait a little longer, until the calendar officially flips to June 9. Season 5 will be available on the West Coast at 12 a.m. PDT, the Rockies at 1 a.m. MDT and the Midwest at 2 a.m. CDT. Those on the East Coast likely won’t get to start watching before the end of the workday on Friday, since the new episodes won’t be available until 3 a.m. EDT.

The official release of the new episodes comes after the unauthorized online distribution of most of the fifth season of Orange Is The New Black at the end of April. A hacker demanded an unspecified ransom from Netflix, then later claimed to have released 10 of Season 5’s anticipated 13 episodes anyway.

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What can we expect from these 13 new episodes? One thing we know for certain is the action will be condensed: the entire season takes place over the course of just three days. Back in January, Danielle Brooks (Taystee) confirmed to E! News, "Season 5 is done over the course of three days: you will watch 13 episodes, and find out what happens in the course of three days. So, it will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready."

A detailed trailer released last month gave a pretty clear overview of what Season 5 of OITNB will look like. We pick up exactly where we left off, with Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at the subdued CO Humphrey (Michael Torpey). It’s hard to tell whether the standoff will escalate into a full-blown riot, but it’s clear the uprising gives the women bargaining power. They’ve taken control of Litchfield, and they’re not giving it back until their demands are met. Will the women be able to put their differences aside to advocate for fairer treatment? Some of them certainly seem ready and willing, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see sparks fly when some of these larger-than-life personalities butt heads.

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Will you be watching Season 5 of Orange Is The New Black this weekend? Are there any characters you want to see more of this time around? Let us know in the comments!

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