Actress Mary Steenburgen has been cast in the upcoming third season of hit prison comedy Orange Is The New Black.

The Oscar winner will spend a little time behind bars in the popular Netflix comedy about a group of eccentric inmates at a women's prison.

Steenburgen has taken to to confirm the casting news, writing, "Very excited to go to my first wardrobe fitting of Oitnb! Will I be in orange or black?"

Details of Steenburgen's character has yet to be revealed, but production on season three is already underway.

The second season, which features new cast member Lorraine Toussaint, was released on the streaming service on 6 June (14).