Nellie Andreeva

Laura Prepon is set to co-star opposite Taylor Schilling in Orange Is The New Black, Netflix’s new 13-episode hourlong series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. Also cast in the series as a recurring is Australian actress Yael Stone. Based on the book by Piper Kerman, Orange Is The New Black is a one-hour drama, with comedic elements, about Piper (Schilling) an engaged Brooklynite whose decade-old relationship with a drug-runner (Prepon) in college results in her arrest and multi-year detention in a federal penitentiary. Lacking any real-world experience to deal with this harsh new environment, Piper immerses herself in women’s prison culture. Stone will play Boston-Italian inmate Rosemarie Perrone, the very happily engaged-to-be-married transport driver at a Connecticut women’s prison who is also not very-not-above servicing her own, ahem, needs – usually with her fellow cons in the shower. Stone, repped by Gersh, Shanahan in Australia, and Andy Corren Management, is best known for starring opposite Geoffrey Rush in the play Diary Of A Madman. That ’70s Show alumna Prepon starred in NBC’s comedy series Are You There, Chelsea? last season.

Fellow That ’70s Show alum Don Stark has been upped to a series regular on the upcoming VH1 series Bounce. Stark guest starred in the pilot, playing Oscar Kincade, the larger than life, lecherous, owner of the Los Angeles Devils professional basketball team. Created and written by James LaRosa, Bounce follows the lives and loves of the Devils’ dance team. Stark, repped by GVA Talent Agency and Kerner Management, also recurred on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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