It looks like we may be seeing more of Laura Prepon on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black: Season 2 than we thought.
If you’ll recall, BuzzFeed reported a few months ago that she was leaving the show after coming back to tie up her storyline. The publication later reported that it would only be for one episode. Now, they’re reporting that it will be four. Kate Arthur reports:
According to sources close to the show, Prepon will now return for four — I repeat, four — of the 13-episode second season of Jenji Kohan’s original Netflix series. Prepon begins filming in New York this week. Devoted OITNB followers will perhaps notice soon — through either paparazzi photos or the obsessive Instagramming of the show’s cast — that the actress’ hair has gone from Preponian red to Vause-ish black.
As far as Prepon’s future with OITNB, she is currently negotiating her Season 3 status, which could lead to a more sustained presence for her.
Four is still a pretty low number of episodes for one of the show’s main characters, so that obviously leaves a lot of room for other plot lines. Kohan recently spoke with TV Guide, and indicated that the second season will not focus on the Piper character so much (which by default would mean less Alex, played by Prepon). Expect to learn a lot more about some of the other inmates.
Orange is the New Black is currently up for a People’s Choice Award. Netflix recently revealed that it has been its most watched original series.
Prepon fans may also be happy to know that Netflix recently got back That 70s Show after losing it briefly.
In other Netflix news, the company is in the process of rolling out a major redesign to its interface on televisions.
Image: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)