Laura Prepon Is Leaving Orange Is the New Black

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 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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