The 48-year-old British comedian announced Monday that he will no longer play the character of Michael Scofield as a sixth season of the series is in the works.
After four first seasons broadcast between 2005 and 2009 then a fifth in 2017, the series «Prison Break» is not going to stop there. In January 2018, Gary Newman, the director of Fox, had formalized the development of a sequel with creator Paul Scheuring. A few weeks ago, Dominic Purcell, who plays Lincoln Burrows in the first five seasons, confirmed on his Instagram account “That a sixth season of Prison Break is about to arrive “.
And if the 50-year-old British comedian is clearly up for playing his character again, his colleague and compatriot Wentworth Miller gave up. “I am no longer in Prison Break, officially “, he wrote on Monday evening on his account Instagram before justifying himself. “I don’t want to play heterosexual characters anymore. Their stories have already been told and retold. So there will be no more Michael. If you were fans of the show, hoping for additional seasons, I understand that is disappointing. I am sorry.”
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Dominic Purcell and Sarah Wayne Callies reacted by declaring that they fully understand and support this decision. The latter, who plays Sara Tancredi in the series, expressed her gratitude for Wentworth Miller and ensured the support of the teams of Prison Break for “Rights and artistic work” of the LGBTQ + community within the series.