'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2: Lorraine Toussaint joins cast, Danielle Brooks and Taryn Manning promoted

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orange-is-the-new-black-season-2-cast.jpgNetflix'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.
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