'OITNB' Season 3 Adds 'Fringe' Star Blair Brown to Fill the Void Pornstache Left Behind (We Hope)
Orange is the New Black's season 3 is a thrilling mystery so far, mainly because we've gotten really good news and really bad news about what's going down. The bad news is that Pablo Schreiber won't be returning as Pornstache, everyone's favorite evil tool with a mustache and a power trip. The good news is that Mary Steenburgen has been cast as Pornstache's mother, whom fans are affectionately referring to as "Momstache" at least until we learn her name. Now we're getting another cast addition in the form of Fringe star Blair Brown joining OITNB and her role, as with Steenburgen's initially, is being kept under wraps for now.
The most likely role for Brown — and the role I hope she ends up playing — is that of a correctional officer. Not only are we losing George "Pornstache" Mendez, but we also lost wide-eyed officer Susan Fischer who was fired by Caputo in a fit of rage for questioning his plans and policies. That leaves two open positions at Litchfield and, quite honestly, the administration at the women's prison is a boys' club enough as it is. Of course, that's quite true to life and every woman who joins the administration is not going to be anything like Fischer, but you'd think they would at least try and hire more women than Wanda Bell and Eliqua Maxwell to help with the women of Litchfield.
We might not know anything about Brown's time on Orange is the New Black, but whether she's on it for the entire season or only for a few episodes then I would love to see her represent female correctional officers. The pain of losing a great villain like Pornstache would be mitigated just a little bit by having him replaced by more female characters. Orange is the New Black doesn't exactly have the typical gender ratio problem considering most of the cast is made up of females and, even better, females of color, but between Momstache and whomever Brown ends up playing I can't say I'm not intrigued.
It seems like only yesterday that all of us were binge-watching our way through Orange is the New Black season 2. Hopefully the question of these new characters and how exactly they'll fit into the great story going on at Litchfield will tide us over until season 3 comes out.
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