Now Reading
Prison Break to return as limited series – this time with an openly gay star

Prison Break to return as limited series – this time with an openly gay star

Prison Break is coming back.

The series, which aired on Fox from 2005-09, is set to return to the network as a 10 episode miniseries, it was confirmed on Thursday (6 August).

Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will both return to the show about an innocent man (Purcell) is sent to death row due to a political conspiracy. His only hope is his brother (Miller) who  deliberately gets himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out.

The new series will be a sequel and pick up several years after the original show.

Miller came out publicly as a gay man two years ago but was extremely tight-lipped about his personal life during the run of the series.

‘My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way,’ he told Details last year. ‘But I think audiences knew to a certain degree.’

Miller acknowledged publicly that he is gay in 2013 in a letter declining an invitation to appear at a film festival in Russia because of that country’s anti-gay laws.

‘I feel more fully expressed,’ he told Details of his post-coming out period. ‘After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt.’