Prison Break's Wentworth Miller officially won't return to show

Catherine Earp
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Wentworth Miller has revealed he won't be taking part in any new series of Prison Break.

The actor appeared in all five seasons of the show as Michael Scofield who deliberately sends himself to prison to break his elder brother – Lincoln Burrows – out.

A sixth season has been heavily rumoured, but it looks like Miller won't be appearing.

Photo credit: 2017 FOX Broadcasting Co.
Photo credit: 2017 FOX Broadcasting Co.

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Explaining his decision in a lengthy Instagram caption, he responded to backlash he's received saying although he won't leave social media, he will be turning off the comments.

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

"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.

"On a related note... I'm out. Of PB. Officially.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

"Not bec 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).

"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. - W.M."

Photo credit: FOX - Getty Images
Photo credit: FOX - Getty Images

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The 48-year-old previously ruled himself out of the rumoured sixth season with another Instagram post about the recent election. After publicly revealing his support for Biden-Harris, he urged anyone who didn't agree with his post to unfollow him and leave his page.

He added: "Some of you are here for teases about PB S6.

"I suggest you head over to @disney @foxtv and @dominicpurcell. If anyone can move the needle, it's them. I've got nothing to do with it."

Prison Break is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, while seasons 1-5 are also out on Blu-ray and DVD.

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