Wentworth Miller reveals he won’t return for more Prison Break
It’s been three years since we last saw the core cast of Fox’s hit action crime thriller Prison Break returned for the latest chapter in Michael Scofield’s journey and after on-and-off talk about possibly continuing the series with a sixth season, chances are it won’t happen now as star Wentworth Miller has revealed in an Instagram post that he won’t return to the series.
“It was fun mate. What a ride it was,” Purcell wrote. “Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you health and your truth. Keep the posts coming. …. love ya brother.”
In addition, Sarah Wayne Callies, who portrays Michael’s love interest Sara, took to Instagram in her own post to share her support for Miller’s decision, writing “yesterday @wentworthmiller announced he’s done playing michael scofield because as a gay man he wants to focus on playing gay characters. with gratitude for all the work we did together, & with deep love, i’m voicing my support for that choice.
Created by Paul Scheuring, the series debuted in 2005 and centered on Michael Scofield (Miller) as he’s sent to prison in an effort to save his wrongfully convicted brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) from death row and break him out while also looking to find the real perpetrator of the murder he’s accused of, utilizing the help of a select group of fellow inmates and prison doctor Sara (Callies). The first season received rave reviews from critics and audiences and was a ratings smash for Fox, spawning a franchise that included three more seasons, a revival season, a mobile phone spin-off series, magazine, tie-in novel and video game. A sixth season was reportedly in development following the ratings success of the revival, though reports in following years have cast doubt on such an event happening.