Orange Is the New Black: Laura Prepon Not Returning As Series Regular

Netflix’s must-see binge series “Orange Is the New Black” is saying goodbye to one of its stars – but for how long?

According to Buzzfeed and The Hollywood Reporter, Laura Prepon – who plays Alex Vause on the prison comedy/drama – will not return as a series regular in Season 2, but will appear in a limited number of episodes to wrap up her storyline.

THR and Buzzfeed both reported that the possibility of her return could happen later in the show.

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“Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed,” a rep for Netflix said in a statement.

It is not known if the actress’ exit was her decision or a choice made by executive producer Jenji Kohan. Buzzfeed reported that the Prepon did not have a contract for the upcoming season of the popular series.

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