EXCLUSIVE: Taryn Manning (Hawaii Five-0) has been cast in a major 9-episode arc on Orange Is The New Black, Netflix’s new 13-episode hourlong series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. It centers on Piper (Taylor Schilling), an engaged Brooklynite whose decade-old relationship with a drug-runner (Laura Prepon) in college results in her arrest and multi-year detention in a federal penitentiary. Manning will play inmate Tiffany Doggett, a wild child from Waynesboro, Virginia. Better known as “Pennsatucky” for her Appalachian way of speaking, she’s a born-again Evangelical with underlying anger issues who doesn’t mix well with others. Manning, repped by APA and manager Oren Segal, also recurred on FX’s Sons Of Anarchy.
Up-and-comer Richard Kohnke has booked a recurring role on the CW’s upcoming drama The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex And The City that centers on teen Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) living in the 1980s. Appearing in at least three episodes, Kohnke will play a potential love interest for Carrie. His character is George Silver, a handsome, charming and entitled Upper East Side kid with a confident, seen-it-all attitude who is taking a gap year between prep school and college. Scott Cohen was recently cast as George’s dad. Kohnke, repped by Innovative and Kipperman Management, recently co-starred in the USA Network comedy pilot Local Talent and wrapped the horror feature The Demented.