The highly anticipated Season 5 reboot of Prison Break has come to a close in the U.S., but showrunner Vaun Wilmott has given fans of the FOX series a glimmer of hope. Could Prison Break Season 6 actually happen; and how would Season 5 differ if they hadn’t had to cut Episode 10?
During an exclusive interview with TV Line, Prison Break showrunner Vaun Wilmott provided fans with answers to both of the above questions.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, one of the more unanimous complaints about Season 5 of Prison Break was that Sucre (played by Amaury Nolasco) didn’t have more screen time. Paul Scheuring had already revealed the lack of screen time for Sucre in Season 5 was one of his biggest regrets, and it appears as if Vaun Wilmott echoes that regret. In fact, Wilmott revealed that had they been able to produce the originally planned Season 5, Episode 10, fans would have gotten to see more Sucre.
“We would have given more time to Sucre, or spent more time with Sara and Michael. The bible was originally written for 10 episodes, so cutting down to nine caused certain sacrifices.”
During the interview, TV Line decided to apply a little pressure to Vaun and ask the big question all fans of the FOX series are dying to know. Is there any chance Prison Break Season 6 could happen? After all, the network has expressed an interest in doing additional seasons of the show.
While FOX did express an interest in Season 6, the network doesn’t want to pursue airing Prison Break seasonally as they would with other new shows currently airing. Instead, the network would want additional seasons of Prison Break to be a special occurrence. Fans can only assume making additional seasons of Prison Break special instead of just renewing the series seasonally (as the network would typically do) would likely make for better ratings.
Vaun Wilmott gave a bit of a chuckle before responding to the question regarding the possibility of a Season 6.
“Right now, we are all just enjoying these nine episodes. If the right storyline comes along, I am sure the gang would be back to do it again…. But ideas are percolating.”
As most Prison Break fans are aware, the majority of the cast including Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies have admitted to being perfectly happy with filming these final nine satisfying episodes and then closing the book on the Prison Break series. Wentworth, however, reassured Prison Break fans that he would always be open to the idea of filming additional episodes of the series. Miller, Wilmott, and Scheuring have all agreed an explosive plot line the fans can really sink their teeth into would be necessary for anyone to really be motivated to push for a Season 6 of the series.
The reason why fans of the FOX series have a new glimmer of hope that Season 6 could happen is because Wilmott noted that “ideas were percolating.” Prison Break fans took this statement to mean Scheuring, Wilmott, and possibly even the cast have already given some thought to what storyline they could follow for Season 6.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wentworth Miller opened up about that while the ending of Season 5 was satisfying, it left plenty of opportunities for the story to continue. Miller even joked about the potential to fast forward to his son (or grandchild) getting locked up and Michael going into jail once more to break out a family member.
Naturally, the biggest obstacle Paul Scheuring faces with creating Prison Break Season 6 is how many different plot lines can a person create involving someone breaking out of a prison. The biggest concern being: at one point in time does story after story of breaking out of prison become redundant?
Unfortunately for fans of Prison Break, only time will tell if Season 6 becomes a reality.
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