Prison Break season 6 is on the way, says Dominic Purcell

Fans have been asking for a follow-up season since the fifth series aired in 2017

Annabel Nugent@annabelnugent
Tuesday 22 September 2020 13:54
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Prison Break star Dominic Purcell claims that season six of the hit series is finally happening.

The actor – who famously played inmate Lincoln Burrows – shared a cryptic post to his Instagram account which hints that season six of Prison Break is in the works at Fox.

In the post, Purcell wrote: “Rumour number 1. I’m old. Yes. I’m 50… Rumour 2. I’m bald. No, I have a full head of hair; the people demand I shave it.

“Rumour number 3. Will season pb [Prison Break] happen. Yes…..”

The actor concluded the post: “Rumour number 4. Do I like humans? No. Not on mass. Definitely not.”

Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller in 'Prison Break’
Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller in 'Prison Break’

The Instagram post comes after Purcell shared a similarly mysterious message in which he teased “#october” as a possible start date for season six.

Earlier this year, the Merseyside-born actor also addressed the potential for another season, telling fans: “I get smashed with 'when is #prisonbreak 6 happening'. What I can promise is this. We are all in agreement that if the story is worthy it will get made.”

He added: "Now with the horror of this #virus 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 #coronavirus – corporations such as #netflix are desperate for content.”

Purcell’s apparent confirmation of Prison Break’s sixth season, however, is at odds with previous comments from others involved in the popular series.

In a 2019 interview, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment’s CEO, revealed the network had no plans for the show’s return.

Collier stated: "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.

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