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Prison Break Season 6: Is This Series Release Date CONFIRMED For This Year!

Prison Break Season 6: Is This Series Release Date CONFIRMED For This Year!
Never unintentionally absurd, the revived FOX series concluded its fifth season in May 2017 with the completely absurd finale, Behind the Eyes – complete with two extreme plot twists and a happy ending for Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller).

However, it was confirmed less than a year later that a "new iteration" was in the works.

Is Prison Break season 6 on the way?

FOX confirmed in January 2018 that it was "developing a new iteration" of Prison Break. "It is in its infancy," entertainment president Michael Thorn explained. "However, were ecstatic about it." Miller himself expressed an interest in revisiting his character in the future, stating, "There is always room for more, in my opinion." As long as the storey is worthwhile, as long as the action feels justified, cool, and edgy. "It has to be something that will not disappoint the fans, that will satisfy and surprise them. Im open to discussion." However, almost immediately after the initial excitement for the reboot – sorry,reiteration – subsided, things began to go wrong. Paul Scheuring, the series creator, left the project, stating that he "couldnt tell you another storey about this group of people" despite "desire... from fans... and some of the actors." "Perhaps another person can," he added. "Or, by chance, I may dream up another novel and fresh prison escape, but I would wager against it." The new version of the series was initially championed by FOX CEO Dana Walden, but his successor appeared far less enthusiastic. Following the networks merger with Disney in February 2019, newly appointed Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier stated: "While there are no plans to revive Prison Break or any of the other franchises at the moment, if the creators bring us a storey they believe is the right time to tell, we are more than willing to listen because those are franchises of which I am extremely proud and fortunate to be a part." By August 2019, it appeared as though plans had completely stalled, with the Prison Break writers room issuing the following statement: "Nothing is ever truly dead (remember when Sara was decapitated? ), but for the time being, the elusive season six is not on the horizon." This content was pulled directly from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in a different format or additional information on their website. However, in 2020, actor Dominic Purcell (who plays Lincoln on the show) expressed his desire for a sixth season, describing how the coronavirus pandemic instilled in him a "steely resolve" to see it through. "We are unanimous in our belief that if the storey is worthwhile, it will be made," he said.

Who will star in Prison Break season 6?

FOXs prison break revival cast "If the right storyline materialises, Im sure the gang will return to do it all over again," Vaun Wilmott implied, implying that any main character still alive at the conclusion of the latest mini-series could return. While its highly unlikely that well see Miller again, there are still plenty of other fan favourites who could appear, including:
  • Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows)
  • Rockmond Dunbar (C-Note)
  • Robert Knepper (T-Bag) (Sheba)
Sarah Wayne Callies is also a possibility to reprise her role as Sara Tancredi-Scofield. Mike Jr. would be included in any future iteration, as would the recurring character Ja (Rick Yune). Although series regular Kellerman (Paul Adelstein) was spectacularly killed off in the most recent episodes, Adelstein has hinted that the hitman-turned-politician may return in season six.

Season 5 of prison break

"I dont see this as his farewell," he stated. "After all, this is Prison Break. In all seriousness, how can you ever know for certain whether or not to believe what you see?" He is not incorrect – after all, both Michael and Sara have risen from the dead, so anything is possible. However, this also implies that any character could vanish at any time. One significant character who was absent from the revival was ex-FBI special agent Alexander Mahone (William Fichtner), but could he return next season? "Paul and I both adore Bill Fichtner," Robert Knepper stated at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. "Hes an incredible actor – but Paul candidly stated to me, Im at a loss for what to do with that character. "He didnt want to simply reintroduce everyone so that the audience could exclaim, Oh, look, its Bill Fichtner again! – he honestly thought, Im not sure where to put that in the plot, so perhaps if there is another chapter, Bill will return." Scheuring also didnt have much room for fan favourite Fernando Sucre in the revival – he appeared in only one of the nine episodes. However, that could change the next time around. "All characters had to fit organically into the series, and he didnt really have a role other than running around in Yemen, which he lacked the skill set for," the writer explained. "As a result, I wish there had been more Sucre. It would have been creatively disingenuous to include him more than that, but if another season occurs, perhaps there will be significantly more Sucre."

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