Good news and bad news. The good news is Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon, will be back for Season 2 of Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black”. The bad news? The infamous ex-girlfriend of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is expected to return solely to wrap up her part in the storyline and will most likely be back for only one episode, according to Buzzfeed.
Even Prepon’s cast mates are unsure if she will be back for the entire second season of "Orange is the New Black", or if they do know they’re keeping quiet. Taylor Schilling told E! News, "Well, you know, I don't really know anything about that, I just know that she's an amazing actress and I've really had an incredible time working with her and I know that there's no end to that relationship," It is known that Prepon signed a one year contract with the Netflix show and that contract ended after the first season.
Allegedly, Prepon’s episode count for season 2 on “Orange is the New Black” is not officially set. Or should we say when it comes to whether or not inmate Alex Vause will remain at the women’s correctional facility, the jury is still out.
It is not certain exactly how popular the addictive new drama-comedy “Orange is the New Black” actually is due to Netflix not being rated by Nielsen. Netflix is also not releasing ratings of their own any time soon. “Orange is the New Black” has a loyal following on social media and keeps news sources buzzing, add that fan base and notoriety to the fact that its’ creator Emmy award winner Jenji Kohan, was the creator of the popular Showtime comedy “Weeds”. Those factors alone would make for a successful hit, but “Orange” doesn’t stop there. It possesses a storyline that makes you CRAVE more and a great cast of endearing oddballs. “Orange is the New Black” has all the ingredients to make a winning show whether we know the ratings or not.
Once you start watching “Orange is the New Black” good luck, because you can’t stop. For those who haven’t jumped on the “Orange” bandwagon just yet, fear not because binge watching all 13 episodes of season 1 seems all too easy after watching just the first couple episodes. The show debuted in July of 2013 and is rumored to debut it’s second season July 2014, so you do have some time to catch up, although I don’t think you’ll need more than a weekend.
Production of the second season of “Orange is the New Black “ is currently underway.