What Wentworth Miller's Co-Stars Said About Him Quitting 'Prison Break'

If Prison Break Season 6 is made in the future, it will be without its former lead character Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller). In an Instagram post about homophobic comments he has received, the 48-year-old actor also wrote, "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."

The actor came out in 2013, in between the end of Prison Break's first run in 2009 and its revival in 2017. Among the gay roles he has played since then was Leo Snart / Captain Cold, the superhero character he played in The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Among those responding to Miller's new message was Dominic Purcell, who plays his brother Lincoln Burrows in the Fox drama. The actor wrote: "It was fun mate. What a ride it was. Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you[r] health and your truth. Keep the post coming... love ya brother."

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Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield in 'Prison Break,' a role he has said he won't return to. Fox

Dr. Sara Tancredi actor Sarah Wayne Callies, meanwhile, wrote an Instagram post of her own in tribute to her one-time co-star. She wrote: "yesterday @wentworthmiller announced he's done playing michael scofield because as a gay man he wants to focus on playing gay characters.

"[W]ith gratitude for all the work we did together, & with deep love, i'm voicing my support for that choice.

"[T]o 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."

Prison Break Season 6 was said to be in development in 2018, after the success of the revival on Fox. However, the following year, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said of the future of the show: "There's no plan right now to revive Prison Break or any of the other franchises, but when the creators come with a story that they think is the right time to tell, we are so ready to listen because those are some franchises of which I'm so proud and feel so fortunate that they're in our stable."

Prison Break is streaming now on Hulu.