Laura Prepon has confirmed that she is returning to prison comedy Orange Is the New Black.

Prepon was rumoured to be exiting the Netflix comedy series ahead of its second season, but a spokesperson for the streaming service denied the reports.

In an interview with Us Weekly, the former That 70s' Show actress insisted that she will in fact be back for Orange Is the New Black season two.

"I don't want to stop playing [Alex] because she is amazing," Prepon commented. "But I'm definitely coming back for season two, and it's going to be awesome."

Prepon added that she has been moved by the fan support for her character, describing it as "just been above and beyond what we expected and it's so appreciated".

Netflix's prison comedy stars Prepon as the drug-dealing ex-girlfriend of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who goes to jail for transferring drug money.