While we won’t spoil the episodes biggest turns, we will say that it didn’t make it impossible for Michael (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) to come back for more escapades down the line. But will they?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly about the finale, Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring explained that the season 5 closer was not intended to leave the door open for more episodes down the line.
“I don’t make the show go on just because we want the show to go on,” Scheuring told Entertainment Weekly’s Natalie Abrams — echoing previous comments he’s made about the finite nature of the revival. “I have a fairly high standard to what the stories need to be, and it’s a very hard show to come up with new stories for because it’s Prison Break and how many prisons can you break out?”
While Scheuring’s comments may not bode well for the future of the revival, all hope isn’t lost. The Prison Break boss also revealed that he could change his mind about revisiting the drama — on one condition.
“I felt like that was a strong narrative to do for nine episodes,” Scheuring told the outlet. “To do again, I think we’d have to find an equally strong or even stronger narrative and I think that’s very hard with Prison Break. Never say never, but we’re just not going to do it just to do it; it has to be great.”
With Miller having gone on record to say that he feels like there’s “more story to tell,” Scheuring acknowledged that the cast is “keen” on doing more episodes, “but at this very moment, I don’t have an idea what it would be.”
Considering Prison Break fans had to wait eight years for the revival to take flight, we imagine they won’t mind waiting a few more for Scheuring to plan another jailbreak.