Prison Break, the top leading crime drama, and action thriller view the exit of a legend, Wentworth Miller.
Wentworth Miller, who for five seasons featured as inmate Michael Scofield on the Fox show, has reported that his association with the show has reached an end. A couple of days ago, Miller, bid adieu to the show through an Instagram post. He wrote, “I’m out. Of PB. Officially.”
Prison Break: So, Why Did he Quit?
The actor, who came out of the closet in 2013, further stated, “I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”
Miller addressed his fans in continuation of his announcement saying, “So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing. I’m sorry.”
The actor’s Prison Break co-stars backed him on his decision. Dominic Purcell, Wentworth’s onscreen brother, commented on his post “It was fun mate. What a ride it was,” Purcell wrote. “Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for your health and your truth. Keep the posts coming. …. love ya brother.” Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael’s love interest, posted on her Instagram handle endorsing Miller.
She said, “Yesterday @wentworthmiller announced he’s done playing Michael Scofield because as a gay man he wants to focus on playing gay characters. with gratitude for all the work, we did together, & with deep love, I’m voicing my support for that choice. To all the fans, know this: the cast of prison break is a queer-friendly space. we stand with – and among – our friends & family in the LGBTQ+ community with full-throated support for their rights and artistic work. all the time. always. and if that’s a problem for anyone, to quote a good man, ‘that’s your work.’”
Prison Break is an American television serial drama. Paul Scheuring has originally created the series. The series was originally turned down by Fox in 2003, but the first season received mostly positive reviews from critics with universal acclaim from audiences. The fourth season of Prison Break returned from its mid-season break on April 17, 2009, for the series’ last few episodes.
A nine-episode fifth season was announced by Fox in January 2016. The revival series premiered on April 4, 2017; Fox also confirmed that season 6 was in early development; however, later they announced that they have no current plans to revive Prison Break.
Wentworth’s fans are disheartened but fully support his choices.