Laura Prepon is most likely leaving Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. While she is one of the most popular cast members, reports came out last month that she is returning only for a limited number of episodes in the upcoming second season.
Prepon has been mostly silent on the matter, and Netflix has kind of dismissed the rumors, but has indicated that everything is still developing.
Either way, fans really don’t want to see her go, and someone has gone so far as to start a Change.org petition. It doesn’t have many signatures so far, and will probably not make any difference whatsoever, but it exists. It says:
YOU ARE THE ROCK. YOU ARE THE GLUE. YOU ARE THE TIE THAT BINDS.
PLEASE DON’T LEAVE LEAVE ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. NOT NOW.. NOT LIKE THIS.
STAY ON FOR US. YOUR BELOVED FANS.
It gets into some more NSFW language, which you can click over to see if you like.
We’re not sure if the petition comes from a member of the official “PreponsArmy,” but clearly the actress has some vocal fans.
You guys, I'm feeling like "preponsarmy" is a pretty cool fandom name. What do you think?
— Laura Prepon (@LauraPrepon) August 29, 2013
Other cast members seem to be a loss about Prepon’s situation, but others have been promoted to series regulars, so the screen time void shouldn’t be hard to fill.
Orange is the New Black: Season 2 is currently in production, and is due out in 2014.