Laura Prepon

Orange Is the New Black fans can officially stop worrying about Alex.

After months of rumors that Laura Prepon, who plays Piper's manipulative former lover and fellow inmate, would not play a big role in Season 2, series creator and executive producer  Jenji Kohan says otherwise.

"Yes, yes, she is coming back," Kohan tells Us Weekly. "Not the whole season, but ... you'll see her for most of it."

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Although the show, which returns this summer, has not yet been renewed for Season 3, Buzzfeed reported in November that Prepon was negotiating her status if the show should return.

In October, Kohan told TVGuide.com that unlike the show's breakout first season, Season 2 would expand its focus  beyond Piper (Taylor Schilling). "It's becoming much more of an ensemble," Kohan said. "As much as I love Piper and Taylor and her journey, I think people are interested in everybody's journey."