Laura Prepon has been one of the biggest draws to Netflix's Orange is the New Black (though there are quite a few). She has been the most searched-for cast member, for one thing.
Fans were shocked when BuzzFeed reported back in August that she would be leaving the show, only returning for a limited number of episodes to wrap up her storyline. She was, after all, one of the main characters in the first season - the love interest (at least one of them) of the show's star.
There have been various other rumors reported since then, but even to this day, we still don't really have anything concrete about how much more Prepon we'll be seeing on OITNB. Last month, BuzzFeed reported that she would only be back for a single episode, but still, we've not seen any official word from Prepon or anyone from the show about it.
All we really have to go on at this point is that Prepon was recently quoted as saying:
“I know what’s happening, but I can’t spoil anything. But I’m definitely coming back for season two. I know there’s a lot floating around, but I can’t wait to get back there. It’s exciting.”
But it was never disputed that she would be coming back for season 2. It's just a matter of for how much of Season 2, and if she'll be back for future seasons at all.
TV Guide recently spoke with the show's creator, Jenji Kohan, and she is reported to have said that the second season won't focus on lead character Piper as much as the first one did. That could be another reason that we would see less of Prepon's character.
But just to assure you that Prepon has been hanging out with her cast mates, here are some photos she has recently shared, including one from today with Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper.
— Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) October 25, 2013
— Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) October 4, 2013
She also won an Ally for Equality award:
— Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) October 20, 2013