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Wentworth Miller Says He Won't Return For Potential Prison Break Revival

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Wentworth Miller Says He Won't Return For Potential Prison Break Revival

There have been rumblings for years about a potential sixth season of the legendary series Prison Break.

While nothing concrete has been confirmed, if a reboot or revival ever came to fruition you can count on one of the leading men to not be a part of it.

Wentworth Miller, who played Michael Scofield, has revealed he's not keen to jump back in the role again.

Speaking on Instagram, the actor said he doesn't want to portray certain characters in the future.

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"I'm out. Of PB. Officially. I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told)," he said.

"So... no more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons...I understand this is disappointing. I'm sorry. If you're hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one...That's your work."

Miller came out as gay in 2013 and hopes to channel that experience in his work.

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In the same Instagram post, he highlighted how his fans are a mix of people who are supportive and critical.

He said: "I see the positive comments and DMs (a lot of them anyway). Affectionate. Supportive. Appreciated (by me). Obviously there are comments and DMs I appreciate less. Who are these people? On my page? What backwards-a**, Stone Age values country did they crawl out of? The U.S.?

"I'm not concerned for myself. I can't be 'bullied' in this space. I have too much power. 'Delete. Block. Deactivate'. Etc."

Credit: Fox Entertainment
Credit: Fox Entertainment
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There was loads of hype around a potential sixth season of Prison Break when Miller's co-star, Dominic Purcell, said it was happening back in September.

In a cryptic post on his Instagram account, the Merseyside-born actor - who played inmate Lincoln Burrows - wrote: "Rumor number 1. I'm old. Yes. I'm 50.....

"Rumor number 2. I'm bald. No I have a full head of hair; the people demand I shave it.

"Rumor number 3, Will season pb 6 happen. Yes.....

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"Rumor number 4. Do I like humans? No. Not on mass. Definitely not."

Purcell has since commended his on-screen pal for his decision to officially walk away from the franchise, writing: "Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you health and your truth."

The show was last spotted on screens worldwide in 2017, and Purcell's statements that season six is definitely on the cards are at odds with what we've heard in the past from the network that makes the programme.

Fox Entertainment's CEO Charlie Collier said in August last year that the network didn't plan to bring the show back.

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He said: "There's no plan right now to revive Prison Break or any of the other franchises, but when the creators come with a story that they think is the right time to tell, we are so ready to listen because those are some franchises of which I'm so proud and feel so fortunate that they're in our stable."

Featured Image Credit: Fox Entertainment

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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