“Orange Is the New Black” returns for its seventh and final season next month, and the new trailer promises at least one major character will make a reappearance. Yes, that’s right, the chicken is back.
Longtime fans of the show will remember a particularly affecting Season 1 episode in which Piper (Taylor Schilling), in the process of adjusting to her new life in prison, grew obsessed with a chicken that had somehow made its way into the prison’s perimeter. She later discovered the bird to be a Lichfield urban legend, subject of rumor and skepticism.
And now, the chicken is back. In the full-length trailer for the Netflix drama’s final season, debuting July 26, Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) is the one comes face-to-face with the elusive fowl.
“This is a special chicken,” she says in the clip. “This is a magical chicken.”
Netflix first announced last fall that the seventh season of the prison dramedy — ordered all the way back in 2016 as part of a massive three-season renewal — would mark the end of the show’s run.
Per Netflix’s description of the upcoming season, “Piper struggles with life on the outside, while life in Max, as corrupt and unjust as ever, goes on without her. Taystee’s (Danielle Brooks) friendship with Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms, Gloria (Selenis Leyva) and her kitchen staff are confronted by the hard truth of Polycon’s newest profit stream, while others chase drugs or dreams and grapple with the reality of their place in this world.”
Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Harney and Nick Sandow also star.
See a poster for the final season, made up of art from fans of the series, below.