‘Prison Break is an American television Drama. It started back in 2004, and the last season aired in 2017. The show is about, well, the title of the series gives away the premise. The series revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield. The show has always been a fan favorite. But ever since the last season ended, fans have been speculating about a possible 6th season. So what is the latest news regarding a new season? Will it ever happen? What does the studio head say about it? Are the actors willing to come back? Read the article to find out.
Prison Break: A Brief History Of The Show
The concept of ‘Prison Break’ was originally pitched to Fox Entertainment in 2003. But the studio showed no interest in it. And the show was stuck in development hell. But after the massive success of the Kiefer Sutherland starter 24, the studio decided to fast track the series. And the first season came out in 2004. Although the first season was scheduled for 13 episodes, the season added another extra nine episodes due to fan demand. The reception to the first show was mostly positive. However, it was the fan response that turned the show into a phenomenon.
The show has gone on to add four more seasons. The next seasons didn’t have the same response, however. And the fans started to complain about the repetitiveness of the show. That caused the show to go into hiatus after its 4th season in 2004, and it was meant to be the end of the series.
The studio announced in 2016 that the Prison Break series was going to make a comeback. And the 5th season premiered in April of 2017 and ended in May of the same year.
Although the show’s popularity has decreased quite a bit, the show has produced a lot of spin-offs. It inspired short videos and series titled ‘Prison Break: Proof of Innocence‘ for mobile devices. It also spawned a magazine and a tie in novel.
Is Prison Break Season 6 a possibility?
Following the finale of season 5, the studio announced that a follow-up season was in the works. But in the October of 2019, the studio revealed that the series wasn’t their top priority anymore. So the follow-up seems unlikely at the moment. And Wentworth Miller, who plays Michael Scofield in the series, has recently revealed that he had no plans on coming back to the show. So the finale of season 5 may very well end being the final episode of the show.
Prison Break Season 6 Release Timeline
There hasn’t been any official statement on the renewal or cancellation of the show. So it is hard to predict if the show will ever go into production. But judging the current landscape of television, it doesn’t seem like a possible option. Television has moved on from ‘Prison Break,’ and to be frank, so has the studio. In the age of ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Stranraer Things,’ it doesn’t seem like the audience has an appetite for any more ‘Prison Break’ seasons.
But it can also be an advantage for the show. If the show gets canceled by Fox, then it could get picked up by any other streaming service that is looking for a known IP, and that could give the show a new life.