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Which "Orange Is the New Black" Star Isn't Returning For Season 3?

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:08:00 +0000

Ali Goldstein for Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Prepare yourselves, Orange Is the New Black fans: One of the show's original actors won't be returning for season three.

Pablo Schreiber, who plays hated corrections officer George Mendez, is leaving.

"I’m not taking part in the third season," he told the New York Post. "I’m a member of a show called The Brink that’s going to be on HBO. It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it."

Schreiber, 36, added that while he's loved working on the series with creator Jenji Kohan, the opportunity to star in a TV show was too good to pass up.

On Orange, he didn't get as much screen time.

"I’m not a part of the third season of Orange Is the New Black, but going forward after that, we just don’t know," he said. "I would go anywhere that [Kohan’s] working, and I know that our paths will cross again soon, whether it’s on Orange or on a future project."

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