Prepare yourselves, "Orange Is the New Black" fans: One of the show's original actors won't be returning for season three.
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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."
For all the over-reactors: Just bc P-Stache won't be on Season 3, doesnt mean we won't see him again... http://t.co/IEr3Z1PTCx— Pablo Schreiber (@schreiber_pablo) July 24, 2014