'Orange Is the New Black' Season 6 Title Sequence Changes You Might Have Missed

Netflix's acclaimed comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black is set to return for Season 6 on July 27, but fans might be surprised to see the show's title sequence received a minor makeover. 

The updated credits sequence, which features Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time," was unveiled Wednesday. It seemingly responds to the Season 5 cliffhanger, which left the fates of 10 inmates unknown after the remaining prisoners were captured and taken elsewhere. 

In case you don't like to sit through the opening credits of any show on Netflix, Newsweek broke down the changes in the new OITNB opening sequence.


Litchfield boasts a maximum-security area, but the events of the show occur in the minimum-security regions. In Season 5, officers lost control of the female prisoners who rioted in response to Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) being accidentally suffocated to death by Corrections Officer Baxter Bayley Season 4's finale. Prisoners rounded up officers on staff and held them captive for days so their demands would be met by the state.

Riot police regained control over the inmates in the Season 5 finale. The women were captured and placed in separate prisons. Litchfield was subsequently shut down. With the shackles appearing in the updated title sequence, it likely hints at harsher punishments to come for the imprisoned women. 

New Prison Restrictions

In the show's first five seasons, a still shot of prison pay phones was shown with a brief look at the facility's guidelines for making calls. This shot, however, was pulled from the new title sequence. This change falls in line with the shackles insert, meaning that stricter punishments would the likely affect privileges—such as phone access— following the riots.  

New Prison Set-Up

The new opening credits sequence gives audiences an inside look at the new prison. Two shots of their new sleeping arrangements are shown. It appears to be a more limited compared to the bedroom areas at Litchfield. 

OITNB_501_Unit_00162_R Actress Laura Prepon is pictured as Alex Vause and Taylor Schilling is seen as Piper Chapman in a still for Season 5 Episode 1 of "Orange Is The New Black." Jojo Whilden/Netflix