NoHo Arts District, CA — (May 6, 2014) – The cast of Netflix's prison-set comedy Orange Is the New Black left their lock-up looks at home for the May cover of the award-winning emmy® magazine, the official publication of the Television Academy, on sale starting today. Series stars Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Yael Stone and Lorraine Toussaint defy their behind-bars personas in designs by Nicole Miller, Black Halo, Adrianna Papell and Rhea Costa, while Jason Biggs and Michael Harney get dapper in Ted Baker and Calvin Klein. Photographer Steve Schofield captured the twelve diverse and dynamic actors in downtown Los Angeles for the first ever three-panel gatefold cover for emmy.

 

In season one, the binge-worthy convict comedy Orange Is the New Black introduced bold new images of women in television. Season two, which premieres June 6, aims to set itself apart even further. The cast of Orange, which has logged more viewing hours than its Netflix counterparts House of Cards and Arrested Development, credits diversity and comedy for its overwhelming demand. And with love from fans and critics alike, they also feel a strong community and support system on set. Kate Mulgrew can't say enough about Taylor Schilling: “We spend a lot of time on the outside together. We're good friends, and I think she was ideally cast. The dimensions of her talent are thrilling to watch.” Schilling echoes her co-star's sentiments: “There are so many raw, bold performances. It's liberating. I feel like I can trust the others and the writing and be carried.”

 

Bonus behind-the-scenes video from the Orange fashion shoot, as well as exclusive video from this issue's second fashion pictorial with the wildly different wives of ABC's Trophy WifeMalin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins – can be found at TelevisionAcademy.com, the Television Academy's award-winning website.

 

The May issue of emmy also features an in-depth look inside the Television Academy's New Destination Campaign, a dynamic initiative that will exponentially increase the educational and outreach programs of the Television Academy Foundation. 

 

Additional feature highlights form this issue of emmy include:

·         Sitcom spouses Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey of ABC's The Goldbergs

·         Morgan Spurlock on season two of his CNN series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, and how he stays optimistic through environmental destruction, corporate predation and a seemingly permanent recession

·         Ryan Murphy, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch on their controversial and emotional journey to create HBO's The Normal Heart

·         President Steve Mosko's Sony Pictures Television – thirteen years after nearly folding, the studio has found smashing success