Prison Break's Wentworth Miller up for Law & Order: SVU return

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: D Dipasupil - Getty Images
Photo credit: D Dipasupil - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Wentworth Miller is officially rejoining the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit family as Isaiah Holmes.

It's a role he first played during last year's 21st season, and according to TVLine, Holmes will receive a promotion to lead the Brooklyn District Attorney's Civil Rights Unit in upcoming scenes.

Miller's episode is said to be hitting the small screen in early 2021.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

Related: Prison Break's Wentworth Miller reveals he was once cornered by a fan with handcuffs

Meanwhile, the Golden Globe-nominated actor recently announced that he wouldn't be returning to Prison Break as main character Michael Scofield, despite plans to continue the story.

In a statement posted to social media, Miller explained: "I'm not concerned for myself. I can't be 'bullied' in this space. I have too much power. 'Delete. Block. Deactivate'.

"But I take seriously the possibility of queer kids visiting here, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea... I don't want them exposed to bullshit.

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

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"On a related note... I'm out. Of PB. Officially. Not [because] of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told)," he continued.

He concluded by saying he was "sorry" for the disappointment this would cause to fans hoping for more seasons.

Law & Order: SVU airs Thursdays on NBC in the US. The show airs on Sky Witness in the UK, with select episodes available on NOW TV.

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