The original series, which ended 6 years ago, is being revisited by Hulu. Mayans M.C. co-creator and showrunner Elgin James is returning as writer and director. James’ “Sierra Drive” production company is bringing the series to life.
According to Deadline, the show is rumored to be a “new chapter” that takes place in the Prison Break universe. Further details surrounding the show remain largely a mystery at this time. We can confirm, however, that it will not feature Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) or Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell).
Miller and Purcell Will Not Return for ‘Prison Break’ Spin-Off
Following the news of an upcoming Prison Break spin-off, Wentworth Miller revealed that he was “done” with the show in a now-deleted Instagram post. Miller claimed in the post that he had no interest in playing a straight character any longer, as he came out as gay in 2013.
Dominic Purcell responded to the post by saying “It was fun mate. What a ride it was. Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for your health and your truth. Keep the posts coming.…. Love ya brother.”
Speaking of Purcell, he also stated on Instagram that he would not return to the Prison Break universe. “Prison Break was an extraordinary gift for me and those closest to me,” he stated, “especially my family. I was humbled mightily by its success here and globally. A one-off. A rare occurrence. I was very lucky, that has never been lost on me. I’m indebted to so many,” Purcell continued.
Fans are torn by the news, especially after Miller and Purcell confirmed they would not be taking part in the spinoff. It’s safe to say that’s one hurdle the studio will have to deal with during the leadup of the series.
Stay tuned for more information on the new Prison Break spinoff — including news on the cast, plot, and release date.
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