'Orange is the New Black' Season 3: Pablo Schreiber's Pornstache Not Appearing?


Those who have finished binging their way through 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 by now (and if you haven't, get on it) were dismayed to find that some of their favorite characters only put in limited appearances. And while we've overwhelmingly heard of Litchfield ladies upped to series regular, it seems at least one cast member present from the beginning may only put in a minor appearance, if any.

You're warned of major spoilers for the duration of 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 from here on out, but it seems Pablo Schreiber's George "Pornstache" Mendez's brief, if memorable appearance in season 2 may in fact be the last we see of the character for awhile. Speaking to Vulture, Schreiber cast doubt on making appearances in season 3, owing to his regular role on HBO's 'The Brink,' and ostensibly the character's fate at the end of season 2.

There is a bit of good news at least, as while Mendez is off doing time for his (framed) role in Daya's pregnancy, Schreiber confirmed that Mary Steenburgen will indeed fill the void as Mendez's mother:

I'm a series regular now on a show called The Brink on HBO. But his mother is making an appearance on season three. Mary Steenburgen has been cast as my mom. I'm not sure what she'll do that will advance the Pornstache plotline, but for now, Mendez is in prison, biding his time. Spoiler alert!

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