Wentworth Miller has confirmed that he will not be returning to Prison Break for its rumored sixth season, in a major blow to the long-running Sky One series.

The actor debuted as Michael Scofield in 2006 and has reprised the role across all five seasons, acting as co-lead alongside on-screen brother Dominic Purcell.

In an Instagram post, he hit back at negative comments he has received on his profile and reinforced his stance by announcing his exit from the show.

“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).” he posted

“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.?”

“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…”  Wentworth Miller(Michael Scofield) posted

 

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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. 🏳️‍🌈

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Source: RadioTimes