NEW YORK – It was announced at the annual Orange is the New Black convention that Gina Gershon is to play a key role in season four of the popular Netflix series.

“I’ve desperately wanted to get my hands on Gina,”  said the shows creator, Jenji Kohan.

She was originally going to play the character of Alex Vause but she was already committed to another project. I’ve finally managed to pin her down and I can’t wait to go to work on her.

Gershon is set to play the role of a former actress who find herself in Litchfield after being convicted of drink driving. According to Kohan, her character is destined to become a fan’s favorite:

I really probed deep into my writing box of tricks. I couldn’t put my finger on at her first and it took a lot of rummaging around until I finally figured out what made her tick but when I did, it all came together.

Gershon might not be the only new face we’ll be seeing next season as it is rumored that Madonna might be making an appearance but Kohan would neither confirm or deny the gossip:

I know everyone is moist with anticipation and a lot of tongues have been wagging. I don’t want to rub anyone up the wrong way but all will be revealed soon and I’ll bend over backwards to please the fans.

Orange is the New Black Season 4 is due in 2016