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Wentworth Miller Won’t Return To ‘Prison Break’ But Plots Return To This Show Instead

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Good news for Prison Break fans. Wentworth Miller is returning to television in the near future! While it may not be in the role of Michael Scofield, it’s not an entirely new role either. It seems he will be reprising a role he already played on the NBC crime drama. 

Wentworth Miller Reprises Law & Order: SVU Role

Eagle-eyed L&O: SVU fans spotted the popular former Fox network star during last season. Wentworth Miller took on the role of ADA Isaiah Holmes. But his character is getting a promotion for an appearance in Season 22. 

ADA Holmes is now leading the “Brooklyn DA’s Civil Rights Unit,” TV Line reports. ADA Holmes is called into the SVU fold at the request of ADA Dominick Carisi Jr. (Peter Scanavino.) The network has yet to announce if Wentworth Miller will feature in more than one episode. Fans can expect the Prison Break alum’s episode in 2021. 

The L&O: SVU premiere was supposed to feature Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler to set up his upcoming spin-off, Law & Order: Organized Crime. However, those plans were scrapped due to the pandemic. In fact, the spin-off is currently on hold for the time being. 

Actor Done With Prison Break

Wentworth Miller recently broke the hearts of Prison Break fans everywhere. While Fox originally planned a sixth season of the popular show, the actor scuttled those plans by opting not to reprise his role as Michael Scofield. 

Earlier this month, Wentworth Miller took to his Instagram to share the news with fans. He also wanted to personally express the reason behind his decision. He revealed to his followers that he will no longer play straight characters, including Michael Scofield. 

With that in mind, can L&O: SVU fans assume the new ADA is gay?

L&O: SVU Addresses COVID, Racial Injustices in Season 22

The coronavirus pandemic caused upheaval in television shows across the networks. As mentioned, Law & Order: SVU originally planned a different arc involving Detective Stabler. However, like many shows, the popular NBC show chose to incorporate real-world happenings into Season 22. 

In the season premiere, the characters wore masks in many scenes. The show kicked off with a ‘Karen’ calling the police to make a racially-motivated report. During the rest of the episode, the police, including Captain Benson (Mariska Hargitay,) confront their own racial biases. 

Given that Wentworth Miller’s character leads a unit dedicated to Civil Rights, it seems that L&O: SVU will continue to address racial injustices. 

What do you think about TV shows including current events into their storylines? Are you excited to see Wentworth Miller back on the crime drama? Let us know in the comments down below. 

Wentworth Miller’s episode of Law & Order: SVU will air in 2021.

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