Dominic Purcell has revealed that Prison Break season 6 is moving forward. The hugely popular drama first launched in 2005 and ran for four seasons, before getting a revival this past spring. The revival was a shortened season, and despite bringing back the main characters Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) for yet another escape attempt, it failed to really succeed.
Despite this, it looks like there may be a sixth season on the table for Prison Break. This is unexpected news, after the season 5 revival wrapped up with some less than phenomenal ratings. However, both Purcell and Miller are enjoying some real popularity at the moment, especially with their roles in the Arrowverse, and this may be enough to give a sixth season of Prison Break a shot.
The news comes via Dominic Purcell's Instagram page, where he posted an image of the Prison Break title credits with the caption "@prisonbreak#prisonbreak 6. In the works" (see the post below). Although the star has posted nothing else about the upcoming episodes, this seems to be official confirmation that another season will happen.
It will be interesting to see how Fox brings back Prison Break after the events of the revival, which seemed to wrap things up definitively. The revival finale 'Behind The Eyes' saw Jacob (Mark Feuerstein) finally brought to justice for his crimes and Michael a free man, living with Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) and his son, with Lincoln by his side. It's hard to see where they can go from here, as Michael has no clear reason to break anyone out of prison any more... which is the whole point of Prison Break!
Of course, Wentworth Miller has previously suggested a completely off-the-wall set up for a sixth season; with the first page of a script that sees uber-fan Tag capturing Michael and Lincoln and forcing them to re-live the entire first four seasons for his amusement! Even for a show that has gone as off-the-rails as Prison Break, though, this might be taking things too far... and Miller did say that the powers that be rejected his script.
Which leaves us with no news as to exactly how Prison Break season 6 will play out. It may not even be ordered to season yet, as Purcell's post says only that it is 'in the works', which could mean anything from being pitched to the network to starting filming soon. If it launches in April of 2018, to mirror the release date of the season 5 revival, though, they better start work on it soon.
We will bring you more details on Prison Break season 6 as they become available.
Source: Dominic Purcell