Orange is the New Black Season 2 is already sparking huge interest even though the Season 2 Episode 1 premiere air date is still months away. In the latest spoilers regarding the next season of the hit Netflix series, the news is that Laura Prepon will only return for one episode.
Laura Prepon, who plays Alex, was one of the main characters in Season 1 as the story followed Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman character's imprisonment and adaption to life behind bars.
Just weeks ago it was reported that Prepon, who is known for her work on "That 70's Show," would gain a much smaller part in Season 2 of the Netflix series. However, Netflix refused to confirm exactly how her part would be reduced and indeed whether that was confirmed at all – they simply said things were still developing.
However, now more spoilers about Prepon's departure from the show have emerged from Buzzfeed.
It has now seemingly been confirmed that Prepon will only appear in Season 2 to the extent that her character can be taken out appropriately and will not just suddenly disappear.
At the moment it is still not entirely clear what scriptwriters have up their sleeves with regards to how they can sufficiently develop Alex's storyline in just an hour that she will leave prison and the show suddenly.
In some reports it has been claimed that most cast members with Orange is the New Black have been filming since July, but Prepon's single episode has not been filmed yet.
Whether that is just a tactic by producers not to film her storyline until right at the end so as to reduce the chances of the story being leaked, or whether the scheduling has been made for other reasons, remains unclear.
The new rumors have sparked dissatisfaction among some fans, who have enjoyed the up and downs of Alex and Piper's relationship in Season 1. It is unclear why Prepon is leaving, but some reports have claimed that she was only initially signed on for one season, and she herself has decided not to sign up for season 2.
A release date for "Orange is the New Black" season two has not been announced yet but some are touting the release date to be in the spring or summer of 2014.
Here is a video news report into Laura Prepon's exit from Orange is the New Black Season 2: