06/06/14 10:43am
06/06/2014 10:43 AM
The first monet Riverhead appears in the popular Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black.'

The first moment Riverhead appears in the popular Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black.’

Fans of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” don’t have to wait too long into the second season to get their first glimpse of Riverhead on the show.

The scene filmed outside the Suffolk Theater in January appears 17 minutes into the season’s first episode, directed by Academy Award winner Jodie Foster. The episode, titled “Thirsty Bird,” began streaming today.

More photos and details at northforker.com

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NETFLIX COURTESY PHOTO | Taylor Schilling, center, and castmates in a scene from season one of 'Orange is the New Black.'

NETFLIX COURTESY PHOTO | Taylor Schilling, center, and castmates in a scene from season one of ‘Orange is the New Black.’

Apparently, “Orange is the New Black” can’t get enough of the Riverhead area.

The Netflix series, which we previously reported had been seeking “scary-looking” extras for scenes at the Riverside jail, will likely be filming in downtown Riverhead later this week. (Read more on northforker.com)

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NETFLIX COURTESY PHOTO | Actress Taylor Schilling in a season one episode of 'Orange is the New Black.'

NETFLIX COURTESY PHOTO | Actress Taylor Schilling in a season one episode of ‘Orange is the New Black.’

An episode of the popular Netflix prison series “Orange is the New Black” is filming in Riverhead this month and you can appear as an extra on the show.

Casting directors for the series first advertised for local talent in Riverhead Monday afternoon. The show has been filming episodes of its second season, set to stream later this year, at the Rockland Children’s Psych Center in Orangeburg, N.Y. this week.

Local residents interested in appearing on the series can send their photograph, union status and contact information to suffolkcountytalent@gmail.com. Last week, casting directors advertised for “scary looking” extras in New York City to play inmates on the show.

The Golden Globe nominated series was created by “Weeds” showrunner Jenji Kohan. Based on the memoir by former female prisoner Piper Kerman, the show stars Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon. One episode last season was directed by Academy Award winner Jodie Foster.

“Orange is the New Black” joins HBO’s “Girls,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos” as popular series to film on the North Fork. See photos from past film and television shoots here.

gparpan@timesreview.com