Pablo Schreiber, who plays the corrections officer known as Pornstache on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, will not be appearing in the series' third season.

Pablo Schreiber Leaving 'Orange'

Schreiber’s Pornstache has been the character fans of Orange Is the New Black have most loved to hate. Unfortunately for the fandom, Schreiber has been cast in a new HBO comedy titled The Brink as one of the leads alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins and won’t have time for Orange.

“I’m not taking part in the third season. I’m a member of a show called The Brink that’s going to be on HBO,” Schreiber told the New York Post. “It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it.”

For Schreiber, fully committing himself to The Brink was an obvious decision, despite the success of Orange. “It’s a no-brainer,” he said. “It was a better move for me as an actor.”

Though Schreiber is leaving Orange Is the New Black for arguably greener professional pastures, the actor is quick to note his appreciation for the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan, and to keep the possibility of him returning to Orange for future seasons open.

.“I feel so grateful to Orange. Jenji obviously means a ton to me. I respect her to no end. I think she writes the best dialogue on TV right now. While season three is out of the picture, beyond that is open,” Schreiber 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.”

Orange Is The New Black's first and second seasons are available in full on Netflix.

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