Wentworth Miller was the star of Prison Break for five seasons. As "Michael Scofield," he tried to save the life of his brother "Lincoln" (Dominic Purcell). But now the actor is no longer only known from Prison Break — Miller is also making a name for himself on Law & Order: SVU.
Law & Order: SVU - Wentworth Miller as ADA "Isaiah Holmes"
Miller is set to return to SVU today in his role as ADA "Isaiah Holmes." This time, however, the focus is not on his work as a prosecutor but as a witness. In the Jan. 21 episode "The Long Arm of the Witness," "Carisi" (Peter Scanavino) will face a judge who inexplicably dismisses a rape case involving a university student — and this is where "Holmes" comes in.
On Wednesday, SVU showrunner Warren Leight talked Miller's return and the direction for his character. "He was a scholarship student at Hudson University — of course — years ago, when an incident occurred, and was covered up," he told TV Insider.
"Years later, the shame and guilt [Holmes] feels about his failure to act resurfaces. It may offer him a chance to atone, or it may be too late." For Miller, it will be his third appearance on SVU. In season 11, he played Detective "Nate Kendall," before taking on the role of "Holmes" in season 21.
Miller also made headlines in late 2020, when he confirmed he won't be returning to any future Prison Break seasons. The openly gay actor said that he doesn't want to "play straight characters" any longer, adding: "Their stories have been told (and told)."
The SVU return of ADA "Holmes" airs tonight on NBC.