Whether you love it (and sing along) or hate it (and skip it every time), there’s no denying that the opening credits of Orange is the New Black — which runs through a series of inmates’ faces as Regina Spektor’s “You’ve Got Time” plays in the background — has become as iconic as the long-running series itself. Which explains why Netflix would tap its wildly talented ensemble to sing the Spektor song in a premiere date announcement video that finally unveils when we’ll be able to binge the last season of the trailblazing show.
Giving us hints of where our favorite Litchfield inmates are at (Taylor Schilling in civilian clothes reminds us Piper got out) the video makes us yearn for what would’ve been a fantastic musical episode of the show, with Dascha Polanco (alone in the visitation room) and Jackie Cruz, Diane Guerrero (together, natch, laughing it up) among others, all sporting their signature prison garb placed around the show’s most famous sets while giving us their best a cappella take on the show’s opening song. After a powerful season finale that saw the show openly call out ICE and their incarceration policies, the final season looks to finally tie up the storylines of many of the show’s fave characters, including Gloria (Selenis Leyva) and her kitchen crew who will be victims of yet another for-profit scheme within the prison industrial complex. And after a little-explained absence last season, it looks like Maritza is back!
As for what’s in store for Daya, Flaca, Maritza, Aleida and the rest of the Latinx cast of characters, we’ll have to wait for a full-blown trailer. In the meantime, enjoy the singing stylings of the Litchfield gals below.
Orange is the New Black returns for its final season July 26, 2019.