Wentworth Miller Doesn’t Want to Play Straight Characters Anymore, Will Not Reprise ‘Prison Break’ Role Again

Prison Break fans can rule out another return of the series because Wentworth Miller says he is done with the show.

The 48-year-old actor, who is openly gay, took to Instagram this weekend to tell fans that he no longer will play straight characters.

Wentworth wrote a post in response to some negative comments he’s been seeing on his page and how he plans on removing the option to comment on his posts.

“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 bullsh-t,” Wentworth said.

He continued, “On a related note… I’m out. Of [Prison Break]. Officially. Not [because] 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 [because] you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one… That’s your work. – W.M. 🏳️‍🌈,” he concluded the note.

Prison Break had a four-season run on Fox that ended in 2009. The show was revived in 2017 for a nine-episode fifth season. While an additional season was in the works, nothing has been confirmed for another return.

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