Prison Break achieved something that many series’ have failed miserably at before, they returned with a new season after 7 years and the fans love the new season.
During a recent interview with EW Wentworth Miller was asked about if they would do more seasons of Prison Break after renewing the series for the fifth season.
And Miller’s response was:
“I wouldn’t rule it out. I feel like there’s more story there and now we’re talking about multiple generations. There are a lot of different directions that we could go, but I’m not in favor of exploring any of that unless there’s something awesome that we can sink our teeth into.”
While this is not saying that there will necessary be a new season after season 5, it is certainly a possibility that they are considering.
Miller talked about a lot of other things too.
While explaining the changes that Michael has gone through, he said
“He’s walked a dark road. He’s always been a character that has put other people first, to sacrifice himself is part of his, “Who am I?” But in the years since we last saw him, he’s been a part of some deep, dark government funded plots and plans, and that’s left a mark on him. I think he’s a marked man, which has always been the poetry of the show, that the tattoos on his skin are reflective of his journey, his progression. I think he is tortured by some of the things that he’s seen, that he’s participated in, and the question of how do I make that right, how I wash my hands clean, much like in the first go around, is front and center. His primary goal is getting back to his family, regaining what’s he lost, what he was made to sacrifice.”
But he also said that there is still a vulnerability inside Michael
Absolutely, I think that Michael has created for himself, specifically in terms of the Whip character, a new family. He’s a social creature and he needs to have someone to care about and to look out for. I think that’s central to his nature, so he and Whip, they are in prison together in the prison in Yemen, do function like surrogate brothers, which is interesting once Lincoln joins the mix — that dynamic and how it’s made to evolve. But Michael has never held his son, he’s never met his child and he also knows that Sara believes he’s dead and has for years, so the weight of that guilt is considerable even though he knows he did what he had to do; he had to make the sacrifices that he felt he had to make, he had no other choice.
Miller said that “the new prison makes Fox River look like Four Seasons.” And that “It has more in common with the prison in Panama in the third season.”
He also reminded us that
“No one is safe, that’s always been part of the show’s appeal. We will kill someone off; that is good TV, that does make for gripping storytelling. I will say that I appreciated how the original series ended. It felt right to me that Michael had to atone, Michael had to make things right. He had a lot of blood on his hands and it did not feel satisfying or 100 percent appropriate to me that he got to ride off into the sunset with his bride and their unborn child after all the mayhem that he instigated. Is there a happy ending this time around?”
Remember to check my review of episode 2 tomorrow, and click here for the episode 1 review.