‘Prison Break’ was one of the most loved television shows of the mid 00s – even if it looks pretty dated now – and fans were recently super pumped about the possibility of a sixth series after leading man Dominic Purcell claimed that it was in the works via his Instagram account.
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Unfortunately though, any return looks like it won’t be featuring the other lead actor Wentworth Miller after he took to his Instagram account as well to announce that he would no longer be playing straight characters in any of his roles. Of course, that meant that he wouldn’t be able to reprise the role of Michael Schofield for ‘Prison Break’ – here’s what he had to say:
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“This is my favorite IG account,” someone wrote in response to a recent post. Thank you. I want you to know I saw that. 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-ass, Stone Age values country did they crawl out of? The U.S.? I won’t be disappearing (too many cool things to repost). The ability to comment likely will. 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. 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. 🏳️🌈
I gotta say fair enough to the guy for using his platform and his career to promote LGBTQ+ stories and not just taking an easy pay cheque by doing another series of ‘Prison Break’ that will likely not be very good and further tarnish its legacy. I can understand that people might be disappointed by his decision but I’ve got two things for you to consider here: 1) look at the bigger picture 2) if you’re gutted about a ‘Prison Break’ sixth series not happening in 2020 then you really need to re-examine what you value in your life and get a hobby or something. Just get over it already.
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