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The makers of "Orange is The New Black" season 3 have not announced the release date of the show but specualtions on the plots have gained steam. Piper Kerman, the author of the book "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," has also given some hints on the story of the show.

Kerman has revealed that the upcoming story would be full of "twists and turns." Moreover, past stories of some of the recurring characters will be featured along with the introduction of some new characters. A new character, who plays a major part in the season, is said to have been added to the show.

"One of the things that Jenji Kohan has said about Season 3 already on record is that an exploration of faith is a big part of what she is planning and what they have scripted so far," she said at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, according to Star Tribune.

Kerman did not say anything about the release date of the show but reports have it that the shooting of season 3 is already halfway through.

It may be mentioned that "OITNB" is based on a real story of a woman who gets convicted for a crime and spends her in jail. The lead character played by Taylor Schilling is arrested for carrying drugs in a suitcase. The show explores the story of various inmates in the federal prison and that of Schilling's and her ex lover Alex Vause.

The show has been critically acclaimed and has proved a major success for Netflix. Season 2 was premiered on 6 June, 2014 and it was renewed for season 3 in July, 2014. 

Meanwhile, Kerman also talked about her crime and how she regret doing it.

"I absolutely regret my crime," said Kerman, adding, "I think that while I'm so grateful to have found readers and I'm thrilled with the Netflix show, the truth of the matter is that prison is a deeply traumatic experience."

Kerman is currently advocate of reforms for criminal justice system.