Fans of “Orange Is the New Black” who were dismayed by news that Laura Prepon wouldn’t be returning as a series regular for Season 2 may want to look away now. Word has it that Prepon will only be returning for one episode.
BuzzFeed reports that, as of press time, Prepon is only scheduled to appear in one episode to wrap up Alex’s storyline, according to a source close to the Netflix show. Filming on Season 2 began in New York in late July and Prepon has yet to return to complete her character’s story. This doesn’t mean that Alex’s end will come late in the season, as the show is not filming in order.
Alex’s relationship with Piper (Taylor Schilling) may have been a major part of Season 1, but Prepon only signed a one-year contract and opted not to commit to more.
Neither Prepon nor Netflix have commented on the report as of yet.
Are you disappointed that Prepon is only returning for one episode of Season 2?