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Mike Birbiglia joins 'Orange is the New Black'

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
August 15, 2014 -- Updated 2138 GMT (0538 HKT)
"Orange is the New Black" returned for Season 2 on Netflix in June, and the series is just days away from seeing whether they'll take home any of the <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/10/showbiz/tv/emmy-nominations-2014/index.html?iref=allsearch'>10 Emmys they're up for</a>. It's just been announced that comedian Mike Birbiglia will join the cast in Season 3. If you are new to the show, allow us to catch you up on who's who in Litchfield Correctional Facility. "Orange is the New Black" returned for Season 2 on Netflix in June, and the series is just days away from seeing whether they'll take home any of the 10 Emmys they're up for. It's just been announced that comedian Mike Birbiglia will join the cast in Season 3. If you are new to the show, allow us to catch you up on who's who in Litchfield Correctional Facility.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The comic will appear on Season 3
  • Birbiglia appeared in "The Fault in Our Stars"
  • There is no info on who he will portray

(CNN) -- Comedian Mike Birbiglia has a new role on lock down.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic actor will appear in Season 3 of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" which is set in a women's prison.

Birbiglia, whose 2012 film "Sleepwalk With Me" adapted from his one-man show was critically acclaimed, has been on a roll lately with his career. He appeared in the 2014 film "The Fault in Our Stars," and will next be seen in the film reboot of the musical "Annie," starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.

No details have been released about Birbiglia's character as the show maintains a strict level of secrecy. But showrunner Jenji Kohan told THR in an earlier interview that the next season will be "about faith, to a certain extent."

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