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Laura Prepon Leaving 'Orange Is the New Black'

Actress will appear in a limited role on second season

Laura Prepon
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August 15, 2013 10:10 AM ET

Laura Prepon and Orange Is the New Black have received strong reviews, but the actress will be leaving the Netflix show after this season. The former That '70s Show star will appear in a limited role in some episodes in the second season of Orange Is the New Black before wrapping up her storyline, Buzzfeed reports. Though she'll have the option to return in the future, Prepon has not inked a contract for the next season. She plays Alex Vause, the former girlfriend of lead character Piper (Taylor Schilling); their relationship lands Piper in prison, which is the catalyst for the show's main storyline.

2013 Summer TV Preview

Netflix has made big moves into original programming this year, reviving Arrested Development for a fourth season and picking up nine Emmy nominations for the political drama House of Cards. The streaming media service also released its first original feature film, Shotgun Wedding, this past April Fools Day.

Season Two of Orange Is the New Black started filming last month in New York and will premiere next year.

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