orange is the new black season 2 cast 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2: Lorraine Toussaint joins cast, Danielle Brooks and Taryn Manning promotedNetflix’s women in prison dramedy “Orange Is the New Black” is beefing up its cast for Season 2, adding Lorraine Toussaint (“The Fosters”) in a prominent new recurring role and promoting Danielle Brooks and Taryn Manning to series regulars.

The word-of-mouth sensation from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir about a 15-month stint in a federal penitentiary. Taylor Schilling heads a cast that also includes Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew and Michelle Hurst.

Deadline reports Toussaint is set to play Vee, a powerful drug dealer who recruited kids as sellers. Brooks and Manning have been recurring throughout Season 1 as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson and Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett, respectively.

Netflix renewed “Orange” for a second season before the first season was even released on the online streaming and rental service.