'Orange Is the New Black' star confirms they won't be back for the show's final season

NetflixAsia Kate Dillon played Brandy Epps on ‘OITNB.’ Asia tells INSIDER Brandy will not be back for the final season.


Orange Is the New Black” is ending on Netflix this summer and we know one character who won’t be back for the final season.

“Brandy does not appear, so I don’t think you’ll be seeing any more of her,” Asia Kate Dillon told INSIDER of their character, Brandy Epps, during press for “John Wick: Chapter 3.”

Asia kate dillon OITNB season 5NetflixBrandy on season five of ‘OITNB.’

“I think I can go ahead and answer that question even though it will be a spoiler,” Dillon said. “They already wrapped the final season.”

Epps was the leader of a group of white supremacists at the Litchfield prison. During the riot on season five, she held celebrity Judy King (Blair Brown) hostage. Dillon’s character was among the many faces notably missing from season six of the Netflix series.

Dillon’s character was last seen on season five waiting to head on a bus to an undisclosed location. Many of the women of Litchfield were separated and, as a result, headed off to different prison facilities.

KAte DillonRob Kim/GettyImagesAsia Kate Dillon stars on Showtime’s Billions and will be in ‘John Wick: Chapter 3.’

Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky on the series, directs an upcoming episode on the final season.

“They have built such iconically brilliant roles within the show, and now I’m so excited to kind of stay really close to them for the rest of my life and just get to see all the incredible work that they’re gonna continue to do,” Lyonne told INSIDER in January about her “OITNB” castmates.

“OITNB” creator Jenji Kohan shared a photo of the cast and crew on Instagram when they finished filming on Tuesday, February 26.

There’s no set release date for the final season of “OITNB” yet. It’s expected to be released this summer. Asia Kate Dillon will appear next in “John Wick: Chapter 3” on Friday, May 17.

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