For years, rumours have circulated about the sixth season of Prison Break. Reports of a new season sparked hope in fans who had given up on the show.
The fifth and final season of the FOX show concluded in May 2017 with “Behind the Eyes”. Prison Break is a British action drama series created by Dick Wolfland and produced by Universal Television for USA Network. The show began airing on Fox Aug 29, 2005. It follows two brothers: one who was wrongfully sentenced to be executed due to a political conspiracy, and his only hope rests on his brother getting himself condemned to the same jail so they can break out together from within.
Here is a rundown of updates on the upcoming Prison Break Season 6.
Prison Break Season 6 Release Date
After giving us five superhit seasons, the makers of Prison Break put an end to the show’s run. The British action-drama will not be returning for a sixth season anytime soon.
In 2017, after the fifth season of Prison Break ended, FOX Television Group CEO Dana Walden stated that the network would “definitely consider doing more episodes.” On December 12, 2017, just over a year later, Dominic Purcell, who plays Lincoln Burrows in the series, said that filming for an upcoming season was underway.
In the meantime, the co-lead of the show, Wentworth Miller, confirmed that he would not be returning for Prison Break. Miller, who came out as a homosexual in August 2013, made a statement regarding the fact that he did not want to play “straight” characters anymore. He said, “I’m out. of PB. Officially,” and that he is “not static on social media. I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told.”
It’s been confirmed that Miller will not be returning for a potential Season 6 of Prison Break. Dominic Purcell responded to Miller’s explanation for why he was leaving the show stating, “It was fun mate. What a ride it was. 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.”
As of 2020, there was still talk about the sixth season of Prison Break. Dominic Purcell, one of the show’s actors said that “if the story is worth it,” then the team will make it happen. However, beyond just uncertainty, the project got put on hold for various reasons. Even so, a future Season 6 remains a possibility.
Prison Break Season 6 Trailer
There is no official information regarding the trailer of the British action-drama series Prison Break.
Prison Break Season 6 Plot
A man is falsely accused of murdering the Vice President’s brother and sentenced to death. His younger brother formulates an intricately planned scheme to save him by breaking into the same prison and escaping with him. The plan is tattooed on his body, providing all of the clues necessary for a successful escape.
At the conclusion of Season 5, we see Michael reunite with his family. It was not an easy task, especially because he was separated from his wife Sara and their daughter for seven years while everyone else believed he was dead.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Miller stated some facts surrounding the ending of Prison break. He said, “Michael’s home, but I don’t know if he’s at peace,” and that he might as well be “haunted for a long time” driven by “anxiety, insomnia, and paranoia”. He also added, “If there are new stories to tell, we could probably start there: with Michael’s not-so-smooth re-entry into civilian life.”
Prison Break Cast & Character Update
The first season of Prison Break has ten main actors, all based in Chicago or at Fox River State Penitentiary. The second season drops three characters to recurring status, promotes one character, and introduces a new character. The third season also introduces four new characters, two being prisoners themselves at the Penitenciaría Federal de Sona. Let’s check out the cast and see who plays who!
- Dominic Purcell plays Lincoln Burrows
- Wentworth Miller plays Michael Scofield
- Amaury Nolasco plays Fernando Sucre
- Robert Knepper plays Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell
- Robin Tunney plays Veronica Donovan
- Peter Stormare plays John Abruzzi
- Marshall Allman plays Lincoln L.J. Burrows Jr.
- Sarah Wayne Callies plays Sara Tancredi
- Wade Williams plays Brad Bellick
- Paul Adelstein plays Paul Kellerman
- Rockmond Dunbar plays Benjamin Miles C-Note Franklin
- William Fichtner plays Alexander Mahone
- Chris Vance plays James Whistler
- Robert Wisdom plays Norman Lechero St. John
- Danay Garcia plays Sofia Lugo
When is Prison Break Season 6 Coming Out on Netflix?
Prison Break is not coming out on Netflix anytime soon.
How Many Seasons of Prison Break are There?
There are 5 seasons of Prison Break.
What Mental Illness Does Michael Scofield Have?
Michael Scofield has low latent inhibition.
Is There Any Truth in Prison Break?
FOX was sued by two brothers for showcasing the story of their lives without their consent. So it can be said that Prison is loosely based on their lives.