MCM London Comic Con – MCM London Comic Con is planning a jail break this May, with Orange Is the New Black stars Taryn Manning and Jackie Cruz escaping Litchfield Penitentiary to meet fans of the prison-set comedy drama at the upcoming ExCel London event.
Actor, singer-songwriter and fashion designer Taryn Manning (Sons of Anarchy, Hawaii Five-0) plays Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett in the award-winning Netflix series. A former drug addict in prison for shooting an abortion clinic worker for ‘disrespecting’ her (mistakenly making her a poster child for religious fundamentalists), Pennsatucky has a mean streak and a bigoted outlook, but begins to turn over a new leaf from Season 2 onwards.
Jackie Cruz (The Shield, My Own Worst Enemy) plays Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales in Orange Is the New Black. A recurring character for the first three seasons before being promoted to series regular in 2015, Flaca is behind bars for selling fake LSD at her high school. Sporting goth make-up and a love for The Smiths and Depeche Mode, Marisol is close friends with Maritza (Diane Guerrero) and their banter is a source of much of the show’s comic relief.
Additional details about MCM Comic Con events, guests and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.mcmcomiccon.com and MCM Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).