Actor, Wentworth Miller dashed all hopes in a post this past weekend on his verified Instagram account, saying he was out “Of Prison Break (PB) Officially.”
“Not (because) of static on social media (although that has centred the issue),” the caption read.
“I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”
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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. 🏳️🌈
“Prison Break” aired on Fox from 2005 to 2009 and briefly returned to the network in 2017 for the fifth season.
Since then, fans have been clamouring for a sixth season, but Miller, who came out as a gay man in 2013, says he won’t be involved should that happen.
“No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing,” he wrote on Instagram.
“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.”