Prison Break remains one of the most popular long-running series ever made. Coming to an end with season 5 back in 2017, fans have been wondering if we will ever return to the adventures of brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. Well, star of the show Dominic Purcell has now taken to social media to somewhat cryptically reveal that a sixth season is in the works.
"Rumor number 1. I'm old. Yes. I'm 50.....Rumor number 2. I'm bald. No I have a full head of hair; the people demand I shave it. Rumor number 3, Will season pb 6 happen. Yes.....Rumor number 4. Do I like humans? No. Not on mass. Definitely not."
Answering a few rumors that presumably he has been bombarded with over the years, Dominic Purcell sneaks in the surprise reveal that Prison Break season 6 will indeed happen. Putting aside the actor's apparent disdain for groups of human beings, this announcement is sure to excite fans of the show, many of whom have been desperate for more Prison Break ever since the show came to an end with a much shorter season 5.
Created by Paul Scheuring for Fox, Prison Break revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield, played by Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller respectively. Burrows has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, leaving his genius sibling Scofield to devise an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name.
Purcell's comments are at odds with what has been said about a potential sixth season in the past, with Fox Entertainment's CEO Charlie Collier saying in 2019 that the network had no plans to bring the show back. "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."
This also is not the first time that Purcell has teased a Prison Break revival, with the actor leaving a rather rambling social media message earlier this year saying, "I get smashed with 'when is #prisonbreak 6 happening'," he said, before addressing making the show amid current circumstances. "What I can promise is this. We are all in agreement that if the story is worthy it will get made.
Now with the horror of this [current situation] the calamity of it all drills inside me a new focus a steely resolve with PRISON BREAK 6- I'm very optimistic with #socialdistancing and a fierce adherence to expert opinion on how to beat this catastrophic unprecedented event, we all as one will be victorious over [current circumstances] - corporations such as #netflix are desperate for content. The biggest gift all #artists #atheletes etc can give to you the people is entertainment so let's get our f***in lives back listen to the experts! I won't comment on pb 6 until it is time. Be safe. Be smart. Be vigilant. Yours truly Dom."
Time will tell whether Prison Break really is making a comeback or not. This comes to us from Dominic Purcell's official Instagram account.