Wenty is leaving us.
As was announced last week, Prison Break ends forever this spring. That means no more crazy conspiracies, no more Michael and Sarah nooky, no more Scofield-Burrows brotherly love.
So with all the fan love for this show here in the States and around the world, what killed Prison Break? Exec producer Zack Estrin tells me exclusively why the end is nigh, and what we can expect from the final days of Michael and Linc...
According to Zack, "We've always known that this would probably be our last season. And we've been approaching the stories as such.
"It was, and is, very important to the writers that this show have an ending. A completed story. Our fans have been so loyal and invested. We owe it to them as well as to these characters. And to just keep this tale spinning along forever would be irresponsible.
"Safe is never terribly interesting. Safe may last a little longer, but will it be remembered ten years from now? I don't know. But I believe Prison Break will be remembered. Has it been perfect? Of course not. But it's been unique. It's been provocative. It's been iconic. And, most importantly, it's been entertaining. And, at the end of the day, isn't that the point of it all?"
Yes, but we reserve the right to sniffle about it just the same...Wenty, come back to TV soon!
As for how it will all wrap up, Zack says, "We have eight more episodes remaining—including a final two-episode 'Break' that will answer one final question that we're left with at the end of 22." Hmmm...What could that question be? Got any guesses? Post in the comments!
The final six of those eight hours begin airing April 17 on Fox. Will you be watching?
—Reporting by Jennifer Godwin