Laura Prepon will be leaving “Orange is the New Black.” The actress will return in season two to tie up loose ends in her character’s story, but will no longer be a series regular on the Netflix original series.
However, a rep for Netflix provided only a very vague comment, leaving the reasons for Prepon’s departure up for speculation.
“Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed,” the rep said.
On “Orange is the New Black,” Prepon plays Alex, the sometimes love interest to star of the show, Piper (Taylor Schilling). The pair share a tumultuous relationship, as it was Alex’s fault that Piper found herself in prison.
Prepon’s departure may very well be part of the show’s storyline. It’s possible that she will be released from prison only to find herself back there again. Alex has already expressed that she has no work skills that don’t involve the drug trade.
The second season of “Orange is the the Black” will return to Netflix for another 13 episodes.