MCM London Comic Con is planning a jail break this May, with Orange Is the New Black stars Taryn Manning and Jackie Cruz escaping Litchfield Penitentiary to meet fans of the prison-set comedy drama at the upcoming ExCel London event.
Actor, singer-songwriter and fashion designer Taryn Manning (Sons of Anarchy, Hawaii Five-0) plays Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett in the award-winning Netflix series. A former drug addict in prison for shooting an abortion clinic worker for ‘disrespecting’ her (mistakenly making her a poster child for religious fundamentalists), Pennsatucky has a mean streak and a bigoted outlook, but begins to turn over a new leaf from Season 2 onwards.
Jackie Cruz (The Shield, My Own Worst Enemy) plays Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales in Orange Is the New Black. A recurring character for the first three seasons before being promoted to series regular in 2015, Flaca is behind bars for selling fake LSD at her high school. Sporting goth make-up and a love for The Smiths and Depeche Mode, Marisol is close friends with Maritza (Diane Guerrero) and their banter is a source of much of the show’s comic relief.
— This news story is for May 2018’s MCM London Comic Con —