Dominic Purcell, 50, played Lincoln Burrows in the hugely popular Fox show, Prison Break, which ran for five seasons from 2005 until 2017.
While it’s been off the air for three years, the actor has seemingly confirmed that a sixth season is in the works.
The Merseyside-born actor wrote in an Instagram post a fairly cryptic message about different things but notably, Purcell straight-up said that season six would happen.
“Rumor number 1. I’m old. Yes. I’m 50…..Rumor number 2. I’m bald. No I have a full head of hair; the people demand I shave it. Rumor number 3, Will season pb 6 happen. Yes…..Rumor number 4. Do I like humans? No. Not on mass. Definitely not.”
As of this writing, the post has already more than 79,000 likes, with Prison Break fans naturally excited and surprised at such a casual announcement.
In 2019, it seemed like Prison Break was gone for good when Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment CEO, said the network had no plans to bring the show back.
“There’s no plan right now to revive Prison Break or any of the other franchises, but when the creators come with a story that they think is the right time to tell, we are so ready to listen because those are some franchises of which I’m so proud and feel so fortunate that they’re in our stable,” Collier said to Digital Spy.
In April this year, the actor wrote on Instagram that he constantly gets ‘smashed’ with inquiries about whether season six of Prison Break will happen.
“What I can promise is this. We are all in agreement that if the story is worthy it will get made,” Purcell wrote.
“Now with the horror of this #virus the calamity of it all drills inside me a new focus a steely resolve with PRISON BREAK 6– I’m very optimistic with #socialdistancing and a fierce adherence to expert opinion on how to beat this catastrophic unprecedented event, we all as one will be victorious over #coronavirus — corporations such as #netflix are desperate for content,” Purcell added.
“I won’t comment on pb 6 until it is time. Be safe. Be smart. Be vigilant. ”
As of now, there’s no release date or details about Prison Break‘s potential sixth season.