Executive producers Aaron and Todd Helbing told E! News that episode 304 is an origin story of sorts for Mirror Master, played by Aquarius’ Grey Damon—and it’ll also mark the return of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.
“It’s kind of the origin of Mirror Master…We’re really excited,” said Aaron. Added Todd, “It’s the origin story of him, but it’s this struggle between Mirror Master and Captain Cold and you get to see who comes out on top.”
You’ll have to wait until the fall to find out who that is—but you should know that everyone on The Flash was very excited for Miller’s return. “We’re excited to have Wentworth back because he always brings this amazing presence,” said Aaron. Miller is the first DC TV actor to strike a unique deal that allows him to be a series regular on every CW superhero show: Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and now Supergirl.
Michael and Lincoln are gearing up for their biggest escape yet in the latest look at the upcoming Prison Break revival.
For four seasons, Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows have faced prison, government conspiracies, and much more, but in a new preview for the upcoming event series, the actors promise that this will be their toughest challenge. “You can’t imagine a more dangerous situation to be in, but all is not as it seems,” Wentworth Miller says in teh trailer. “Breaking out of prison is just the beginning; we have to break out of the country itself.”
When the story picks up, Michael is presumed dead by his wife, Sara, and brother, Lincoln, but it turns out he’s very much alive and is being kept in a prison in Yemen on suspicion of terrorism. Upon hearing the news from T-Bag, Lincoln puts a plan in place to once again break his brother out of prison — with some help from old friends.
“All the people you loved from the original Prison Break will all play a very significant role in helping Michael and Lincoln get out of that country,” said executive producer Dawn Olmstead. The trailer offers glimpses of many Fox River alums, including the aforementioned T-Bag, as well as Sucre and C-Note.
Last month, EW talked to Miller about what’s been going on with Michael since his presumed death in the show’s final episode in 2009. “He’s walked a dark road,” said Miller. “In the years since we last saw him, he’s been a part of some deep, dark government-funded plots, and that’s left a mark on him. He is tortured by some of the things that he’s seen and that he’s participated in.”
Prison Break will return to Fox in early 2017. Watch the video above.
Mary 30 July 2016 Comments Off on Wentworth Miller Chats About Being Michael Scofield Again, Timeless Nature of Prison Break & More
It has been seven years since the fan-favorite FOX drama, Prison Break, ended its original run, but not a day goes by that fans don’t miss Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) and the whole gang. Earlier this year, FOX announced that they would be bringing the fan-favorite TV show Prison Break back for nine episodes.
Prison Break follows Michael Scofield (Miller) as he tries to break his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) out of prison when he is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. Michael devises an elaborate plan to help Lincoln escape prison by getting incarcerated himself and breaking him out from the inside. Little do the brothers know that breaking out is just the beginning.
At SDCC 2016, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller chats about being Michael Scofield again, the timeless nature of Prison Break and much more!
Mary 30 July 2016 Comments Off on SDCC2016 Roundtable: Wentworth Miller on the Prison Break Event Series
Prison Break seems like one of the most unlikely shows to return. Not only have they already broken out of three prisons, but the end of the finale movie Prison Break: The Final Break was quite definitive for Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller). No sense spoiling it if you haven’t seen it yet, since now you know he’s back for a limited series next year anyway.
Miller was at San Diego Comic-Con for a panel on the upcoming 2017 event series return of Prison Break. We got to interview Miller in roundtables for the show. The series brings back Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, Rockmund Dunbar and Amaury Nolasco. It will air early in 2017 on Fox.
Given the definitive ending you gave Michael Scofield in the wrap-up movie The Final Break, did you ever expect you’d play him again?
I hadn’t given it much thought, but when I was reunited with Dominic on the set of The Flash, playing two different characters completely, we had such a good time. It was out of that conversation that we started to wonder, is there more story to tell? How is that justified? Could we do it in a way that was cool and satisfying? Then went to Fox and it turns out they’d been having a similar conversation on their end. The timing was right as it turned out.
Did the timing coincide with Captain Cold’s death on Legends of Tomorrow?
[Laughs] I’m not sure that the two were connected but we did have to work with the Legends hiatus. That was our one window in which to crank out these episodes. So we did everything we could in the time allowed.
How easy was it for you to get back into character?
It was easy, thank goodness, because going right from Legends to Prison Break, I did not have time to go back and watch the original 81 episodes. I just had to trust that Michael Scofield was in me somewhere. My first day on set there were a lot of extras and we had three different cameras swirling around. There was a lot to distract but all I had to do was look through the bars and pay attention to Dominic. That was somewhere to anchor as he has been, that relationship has been for a long time.
Do you feel more of a sense of closure for Michael? Would you like more episodes?
I feel like there could be more story. It really depends on is it worth telling? Is this something that can stand alongside the original, not feel like diminishing returns? I don’t think you can explore a character like Michael Scofield on the big screen. That can only be done on TV. I have such love and respect for that character that when Paul Scheuring first came to me and said, “There’s more. Would you be interested?” I think the answer is yes.
How is the new prison?
The new prison makes the original prison look like the Hilton. It is kill or be killed, danger around every corner. That is part of the excitement of the new series, that we’ve upped the stakes in every sense. In the original, the U.S. was our canvas. Our canvas is now global. The threat is international.
What has changed and what has remained the same about Prison Break?
I can’t speak to how it’s all been put together because I haven’t seen it, but Paul Scheuring who wrote the pilot and got the whole thing started, has a very edgy, topical feature sensibility. I trust that that would be infused in these new episodes. I think what fans can look forward to is more of the same, more of what they loved the first time. Themes of family, brotherhood, loyalty, sacrifice but with some interesting new twists and turns that feel very, very present day.
What is it about Michael Scofield that you respect so much?
Well, he certainly challenges me as an actor, physically, mentally, emotionally. Michael Scofield is a demanding part. He’s always MacGyvering something, being throttled or scurrying through a drain pipe. It’s a very active and proactive character. I like the fact that his struggle is human. He’s a good man trying to do good and in the process, does some not so great things. I think that’s what makes him identifiable and relatable on a human level, while still also having a slightly comic book-esque superhero quality where he can endure certain things that your average person could not. It’s one of the things that fans enjoy watching on screen is him go through these trials.
How has your relationship with Dominic evolved?
We have a natural rhythm and chemistry at this point that jus shows up organically in whatever relationship we’re meant to be playing on screen. It’s one of the things that serves as Captain Cold and Heatwave on Legends and The Flash. It’s certainly one of the things at the heart of the Prison Break experience.
What are the new tattoos, and what’s Michael’s relationship with his son?
I have a new set of tattoos. They’re central to the story. They’re used in a different way than they were the first time around. That much I can say. As far as the son that Michael has never met, it’s a source of ongoing pain and longing and angst for him to know that his child is out there somewhere and he’s never even held his son in his arms. We do tease in interesting ways how Michael Scofield’s son is definitely Michael Scofield’s son.
Are the tattoos less intensive than the full body work done on season one?
I thought it would be easier this time around because there are less of them, but we have to apply them every day as opposed to the original series, it was one application per episode. It actually worked out to be just as intensive a process.
Mary 27 July 2016 Comments Off on Wentworth Miller on How Having Suicidal Thoughts After Depression Led to Him Conquering Bullies
Earlier this year, Wentworth Miller was confronted with a painful image – an Internet meme that struck such an emotional chord that the actor decided to open up for the first time about the depression he’d battled his entire life.
“I was having a really strong emotional experience and I needed to get it out,” Miller tells PEOPLE exclusively of his decision to write a reactive Facebook post. “Articulating how I’m feeling, that’s a life-saving practice. And it’s part of my self-care.”
The meme featured two side by side photos of Miller, one from 2006 when he was in peak shape, and one from 2010, when the Prison Break” star, semi-retired from acting, had gained weight. The caption read, “When you break out of prison and find out about the McDonald’s Monopoly.”
“I knew whoever was responsible didn’t know me or know anything about me,” Miller, 44, says now. “They didn’t have a clue what kinds of issues they were bringing up for me.”
Mary 25 July 2016 Comments Off on Prison Break Revival Asks, ‘Does Michael Deserve a Reunion With Sara?’ (And Will He Die Again?)
Even though San Diego Comic-Con has famously grown bigger and bigger, welcoming an ever-wider variety of fare, some may still ask: What qualified Prison Break to be a part of this year’s event?
Well, just as Michael Scofield can hatch an escape using a piece of chewing gum, Wentworth Miller is here to craftily justify the action-thriller’s invite to the epic fanfest.
Visiting Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE, Prison Break’s co-lead says the series “has always been comic book-like” with its heightened reality, even as it plays the more serious, emotional notes.
Case in point: the very fact that Michael is alive, despite meaningfully sacrificing his life at the end of the original series. Of his remarkable resurrection, Miller says the explanation is “cool, unexpected and justified.”
And when Sara gets wind of this “cool” news? Prison Break fans anticipate feeling many emotions if and when Michael and his great love (as well as the son he never knew) reconnect after seven years of him being “dead” — even though Sara has moved on with a new husband (played by Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein).
To this day, Sara is Michael’s “emotional bull’s-eye,” Miller says, but the interesting question for him to explore with the revival was, “Is Michael still the man she fell in love with?,” having done some “dark things” during his absence.
Miller also effuses about the “high school reunion” nature of getting his prison crew back together, and weighs in on whether Michael might die, again.
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