Prison Break just ended its fifth season last night, and creator Paul Scheuring spoke with TVInsider about the finale and the future of the FOX TV series.
The revival brought back original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell for another high-stakes escape adventure. The cast also includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Mark Feuerstein, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, and Inbar Lavi.
WARNING: PRISON BREAK SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the interview, Scheuring said the goal for season five was to tell a complete story:
The goal for this limited run of Prison Break was to tell a very strong nine episodes. It had its own beginning, middle, and end, and we wrap it up. It’s a nine-hour movie in a lot of ways. The goal was never to have a cliffhanger. The possibility of additional seasons was not taken into consideration; that’s just something that’s out there in the ether.”
The Prison Break creator also mentioned there was a different ending planned for season five:
The other thing was, on the page, we had a slightly different ending, with Sara saying, “It’s okay, you don’t have to look over your shoulder anymore.” And that’s exactly what he does; he looks over his shoulder, having experienced what he experienced and the history that he has. And implicit with that is there is probably something out there that will tap him on the shoulder again. That didn’t end up getting shot like that. But that’s one of those alternate endings that may be interesting to fans. The idea was he may have a life again, but there will always be something out there.”
You know, it’s always kind of out there. They have not explicitly come after me, and I have not explicitly solicited them. I only have meaningful conversations when there’s something significant to discuss. Through whispers, there might be a hunger for it. But until I have an idea or someone comes to me with an explicit desire to do it, I’m working on other things.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Prison Break? Do you think season five was a satisfying conclusion to the series or do you want more?