Jessica Pimentel promoted to regular on ‘Orange is the New Black’

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Jessica Pimentel has been promoted as a series regular on Orange is the New Black!

Jessica Pimentel, whose character Maria Ruiz has grown into a key part of the storyline on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, has been made a regular for the upcoming Season 5 which premieres June 9.

Ruiz’s character challenged Taylor Schilling’s Piper in Season 4. Season 5 takes place in real time over the course of three days and chronicling the inmates’ fight for redemption, resolution and respect after Poussey’s death sparked a riot at the end of last season.

Source: Deadline