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Despite being a popular HBO program, Kat Hernandez will no longer be a part of the cast... 

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Announcing her departure from the Sam Levinson and Zendaya-starring drama,

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actress Barbie Ferreira posted on social media. It is a sad day for the viewers

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who has grown to love Kat and her tale throughout the course of the show?

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Given Kat's lack of a plot in the second season and Ferreira's burgeoning fame,

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her exit is also not unexpected. Many fans questioned what was happening with

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the character throughout the series as Kat's plot in Season 2 was pushed into the

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background, as Collider has previously reported.