You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Laura Prepon joins Netflix series ‘Orange’

Jenji Kohan skein part of Netcaster's original series push

Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.”

Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds herself in prison a decade after being involved in a drug-running ring.

Prepon was a series regular on “That ’70’s Show” and starred last season in the NBC comedy “Are You There, Chelsea?” She will also be seen in upcoming feature pic “Lay the Favorite.”

Netflix has ordered 13 hourlong segs of “Orange.” It’s skedded to premiere next year as part of the Netcaster’s big push into original programming with series including David Fincher’s “House of Cards,” “Hemlock Grove” and the revival of “Arrested Development.”

More TV

  • THE PROPOSAL on ABC

    TV Review: 'The Proposal,' ABC's Bizarre Throwback of a Reality Show

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch

    Apple Orders 'Little America' Anthology Series From 'Big Sick' Duo, Lee Eisenberg

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • Tiffany Haddish - Best Comedic Performance

    MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Shoot Up With Tiffany Haddish, Scheduling Move

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • Stephen Colbert Louis C.K.

    Late-Night Hosts Skewer Trump for 'Monstrous' Family-Separation Policy

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • Becca Kufrin Bachelorette

    TV Ratings: ABC Tops Monday With 'Bachelorette,' 'Proposal' Series Premiere

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • Steve Levitan LA>Vegas

    Steve Levitan Flip-Flops on Decision to Leave Fox Over Child-Separation News Coverage

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

  • robert kirkman

    Amazon Orders Animated Series 'Invincible' From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman

    Laura Prepon has been signed to star in the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” “Orange is the New Black,” based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, is shepherded by exec producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Prepon will play a supporting character in the story of a woman, played by Taylor Schilling, who finds […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content