An actress known for her role on "That ’70s Show" has been cast in a project from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, reports Deadline.com. Laura Prepon is set for "Orange Is the New Black," based on the memoir by Piper Kerman about her experience behind bars.
The show is in the works at Netflix. Prepon will play a drug runner who gets the main character, played by Taylor Schilling, tangled up in crime, the story says. The Kerman character, who lacks street smarts, is eventually arrested and sent to prison for several years.
Australian actress Yael Stone has been cast as another inmate, the Boston-Italian woman Rosemarie Perrone, the piece adds.
Prepon had a long run as Donna on Fox’s “That ‘70s Show” from 1998 to 2006, and more recently played the title role in NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea?”