'Orange Is the New Black' season 4 spoilers: What happens to Alex and Piper next?

(Facebook / Orange is the New Black)"Orange Is the New Black" season 4 premieres in June and promises to be darker and more engaging as ever. Meanwhile, viewers can catch up on previous seasons via Netflix.

The show has been trying to keep Alex's fate a secret after she was seen pulled out by an officer revealed to be working for Kubra. While she is seen grasping her last breath, no one knows for sure if she died.

Now that actress Laura Prepon has been confirmed to be back and prominent in the upcoming season, fans of the show are excited to know what will happen to her relationship with lead character Piper.

"Orange Is the New Black" is known for its bold story-telling, and each season seems to outdo the previous one every time. Stars of the show have been saying that season 4 is darker, but details for the upcoming plot have remained scarce.

Prepon echoed previous statements when she told Parade, "The fourth season comes out June 17. The fans are going to love it. I think it's one of our best seasons yet. I can't give away any spoilers, but the way it was writer, nothing is taboo for Jenji Kohan. We go there and push the envelope. It's just so awesome."

Same-sex relationships are being explored more on TV shows and films, and the relationship between Alex and Piper is one that mixes passion and betrayal in a criminal-dominated world.

In an interview with E! News, Prepon described the Alex-Piper relationship as both awesome and tumultuous. She said, "It's this crazy relationship, there's never a dull moment. I don't know if two people like that could ever ride off into the sunset, but we'll see what happens is season 4. There's no shortage of stories to tell."

"Orange Is the New Black" has been renewed for another three seasons, so fans of the show have nothing to worry about. Season 4 is scheduled to premiere in June on Netflix.

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