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Michael Scofield Quits Prison Break, Lists Being Gay as Why He won’t Return for Season 6

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Wentworth Miller, popularly known for his role as Michael Scofield in fan-favourite TV series Prison Break has announced he will not be returning for the show’s sixth season.

Michael Scofield Quits Prison Break, Lists Being Gay as Why He won’t Return for Season 6

The Fox Network’s series’ sixth season is said to be released soon. However, fans have been shocked by one of the popular actors Michael Scofield who announced via his Instagram page that he would not be in the sixth season of Prison Break.

The actor announced his decision to boycott the show is because of his decision to only play gay characters henceforth.

Miller identified with the LGBTQIA+ community and used the opportunity to apologise to fans who according to him, fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one.

The actor while announcing his decision to stop playing the role of Michael Scofield in Prison Break,  wrote on Instagram:

“On a related note… I’m out. Of  PB. Officially”, Miller wrote.

“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”.

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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. ?️‍?

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Wentworth Miller played the role of Michael Scofield to perfection in the 2005 fan-favourite TV show, Prison break. He acted as a structural engineer who breaks into a bank, but as part of a grand plan to get jailed and rescue his brother, Lincoln (acted by Dominic Purcell) who was on death row.

Michael Scofield Quits Prison Break, Lists Being Gay as Why He won’t Return for Season 6

Although the show’s season was confirmed in 2018, Fox Network announced a year later that they had no plans to renew the show.

 

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