Season 6 Of 'Prison Break' Is Now Being Written, Show Creator Says

We saw the return of Prison Break as recently as last year's unexpected fifth season - but show creator Paul T Scheuring has already hinted that the sixth season of the show is well on the way, with a famous character set to return.

Taking to Twitter, Scheuring confirmed that he has already finished the first episode of season 6, casually saying: "If you must know, I finished the 601 script."

Scheuring also hinted at the return of Bill Fichtner as fan-favourite character Mahone, the former FBI agent who later goes on to work for The Company.

Scheuring said there was 'somewhere between 50-150 percent chance' that Mahone will be back. Might that be... a 100 percent chance, then?

Fans of the show were obviously really pleased to hear that and it looks like Scheuring made a few people's days.

"This is a great way to start my week knowing there's progress!" one fan replied. "Thanks so much @paultscheuring love this show and I'm glad you shared the news with us!"

"Omg yes! Great work on last season! Prison break is my fav show and would totally love another season, hope to see Mahone and more of sucre," another added.

Fox confirmed back in January that work on a sixth season of the show was underway, as Fox boss Michael Thorn told reporters the channel was developing 'a new iteration' of Prison Break.

The network executive teased: "It's in very early stages of development, but we're really excited about it."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Stars who definitely look to set to return for the show's sixth season include on-screen brothers Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows) and Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), as Miller recently announced that he is set to stop playing Captain Cold in The CW's DC universe.

Last season, which saw Prison Break revived for the first time in eight years, Michael was exonerated for the crimes he committed while under the influence of rogue CIA agent Poseidon (Mark Feuerstein), leaving him free to return to a normal life with Sara and Mike.

Of course, this is TV, so something tells us Scheuring won't let Michael play happy families for long. We'll just have to see what season six has in store.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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