• 'OITNB' actress Samira Wiley will be joining the hit FX comedy, 'You're The Worst'. (Getty Images, Clint Spaulding)Source: Getty Images, Clint Spaulding
The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress is set to appear in five episodes of the hit FX comedy's third season.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

21 Jun 2016 - 4:04 PM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2016 - 4:52 PM

Samira Wiley is set to reunite with Orange Is The New Black executive producer Stephen Falk on his critically acclaimed FX comedy You're The Worst.

Playing Justina, a therapist, Wiley will star in five episodes of season three as main character Gretchen (played by Aya Cash) tackles her mental health issues.

Justina won't be a mere side character for Gretchen to bounce off, though, as the audience will come to learn over the season that the therapist is a less-than-together person, herself.


Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Falk said: "Samira is an incredibly talented, thoughtful and exciting actress. When I worked on Orange Is the New Black I got to write the episode with Poussey’s backstory, and we had such a good time that early on in writing this season of You’re the Worst I hit on the random thought of having Samira play Gretchen’s therapist.

"It seemed like kind of a weird choice, given that she’s younger, and on another show, but once it came to mind, the idea of casting anyone else bummed me out. So I didn’t," he continued.

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And Wiley is just as excited about the new role, telling THR that she's excited to play a character "totally different" from her OITNB character Poussey Washington, saying: "Orange and Poussey have given me my life as an actor, and where I am in my career right now. But I am an actor at the end of the day and I want to make sure I can show the world different parts of myself."