Laura Prepon Is Leaving Orange Is the New Black

Entertainment Aug. 15, 2013 AT 12:30PM
Laura Prepon attends 'Orange Is The New Black' New York Premiere Laura Prepon is leaving Netflix's Orange is the New Black after a handful of episodes in season 2, the Hollywood Reporter confirms Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Say it ain't so! Laura Prepon has not signed on as a series regular for season 2 of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. 

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As first reported from Buzzfeed, the 33-year-old actress will be returning for only a handful of episodes in the show's 13-episode season 2 in order to wrap up her story line. The actress is not tied down to the series and has not signed a contract.

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The former That 70s Show actress plays Alex Vause, a drug dealer with a romantic past with Piper, played by Taylor Schilling, in the instantly beloved Lionsgate TV-produced drama about a women's prison.

Though it hasn't been revealed what is in store for her character, there still is a chance Prepon will return. "Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed," a Netflix rep said in a statement.

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Based on Piper Kerman's memoir, adapted by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black premiered in July 2013 but was renewed for a second season weeks beforehand in late June. The ensemble cast, including Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber and Kate Mulgrew are currently filming for season 2.

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