“Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 will premiere on Netflix in just a few hours. As the inmates of Litchfield prison return, how will the show differ from the past seasons? With fan favorites returning and new cast joining in, the show is reported to be “darker & more relevant than ever.”

According to NZherald.co.nz, the fourth season is expected to go beyond the walls of prison as the show will tackle “race and civil liberties.” As the former federal institution was sold to a private corporation, more inmates will be heading to Litchfield. Hence, it’s expected to have more laughs but also heartbreaking moments.

This season will also introduce big changes. Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow) will replace Warden Figueroa (Alysia Reiner) after he was kicked out last Season 2. Caputo will also appoint Taystee (Danielle Brooks) as his secretary. Fans also hope that Suzanne Warren ,also known as “Crazy Eyes,” might finally meet her match this season.

Sadly, Australian actress Ruby Rose will likely return on Season 5 instead. However, she expressed her gratitude towards the show.

“Every single person that works on that show is so brilliantly gifted in what they do that it just rubs off on you. The quintessential thing on that show is that all of the women support each other. That’s the biggest different between that show and some other shows that are out there: It’s not a common thing for a show that has that many women – acting, directing, writing – all get along as well as the family at ‘Orange’ do,” she said.

“Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 is expected to be released on Netflix at midnight in Pacific Time or 3AM East Cost Time, iDigitalTimes reported. This is the time when Netflix usually releases original content. However, fans can expect that new episodes will be released ahead of schedule, just like what happened in Season 3’s debut. Will “Crazy Eyes” drop the big announcement on Twitter again?