Filming of 'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 starts today.
Matt McGorry, who plays guard Bennett for the hit Netflix series, revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that the filming for the new season starts Monday.
He told EW: "I should be getting a script any day, which as a fan, I'm very excited about. What Netflix has done and the risks they've taken are just kind of incredible, and I think not having to worry about ratings has allowed us to create a product that's probably taken more risks than many others."
The new original Netflix series became an almost overnight success when it debuted earlier this month.
"Orange is the New Black" is based on Piper Kerman's real-life memoir of the same name. The comedy-drama revolves around Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, who is sent to federal prison for possessing a suitcase full of drug money for an international drug smuggler, which also happens to be her past lover. The series explores Chapman adjusting the hardships of prison life.
New York native McGorry, who was a previous bodybuilder, instantly became a star as the Corrections Officer Bennett. When asked how he feels about working with such a diverse female cast, he said, "Being a male [on the show], there's probably some similarity to what the disparity's like in prison."
McGorry also revealed that he has been getting more attention since the show started. "I do get more attention. I think it's probably good that I have a girlfriend."
When asked if OITNB might be in a similar position next year to another Netflix original series, "House of Cards," which received numerous Emmy nominations, he replied: "You know, I don't like to make assumptions — but in terms of all objective indicators, it seems like a very good possibility. It seems like it's been nothing but incredibly positive responses. There are so many people who are getting a chance to do awesome, groundbreaking work on the show who are not types typically seen in most television, particularly network television. I'm so happy for them. Like, I'm a white guy in my 20s — I feel like there's a lot more out there for me. It's wonderful to see these people really get their shot."