A TV veteran who played a key role on season one of Netflix’s "Orange Is the New Black" has signed on for more than the single episode that had been slated to tie up her story. BuzzFeed reports that actress Laura Prepon will return to the show for at least a multiple-episode arc.
"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," the story reports. "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."
When Prepon, known for "That ’70s Show" and "October Road," took the role of Alex Vause, she signed a contract for only the first season, the piece notes.
"Having completed the season loving the character but not the bleak prison setting, along with her desire to direct her first movie this year (as she told Vulture in August), Prepon decided she didn’t want the commitment of being a series regular," the article reports.
The piece adds, "Luckily for the Prepon faithful — and perhaps for Netflix and Lionsgate — scheduling around directing her first feature has ended up not being a conflict."