After four seasons Prison Break ended it’s run a couple of months ago. But don’t fret Wentworth Miller fans. Mr. Miller will be making a guest appearance on one of my favorite shows, Law & Order: SVU in their season premiere episode on September 23.
by Allison Waldman
More good news out of NBC’s top drama. Wentworth Miller is guesting on Law and Order: SVU, and this time he’s not going to be behind bars. The Prison Break actor will star in the September 23 premiere of Law and Order: SVU, which is kicking off its 11th season on the NBC.
Wentworth Miller’s casting comes on the heels of NBC re-signing of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni to two-year extensions as the show’s mainstays, Detectives Benson and Stabler, as well as the return of Stephanie March as Alex Cabot and a four-show arc for Christine Lahti. I’d say that the powers-that-be are stacking the deck with prime talent to make sure Law and Order: SVU maintains its top quality status.
Nabbing Wentworth Miller, even in just a guest spot, confirms that fact. Also, since he’s only on a single episode, he’ll have a story to tell and some character development. It’s generally the regulars who are stuck with the procedural aspects of the drama, hence the reason actors like Adam Beach, who was on SVU for short time, was frustrated — although there were other reasons for his exit as well.
Miller’s role in the premiere is Nate Kendal, an New York City cop, who rescues a rape victim. Clearly, whether on Prison Break or Law & Order: SVU, Miller can’t help but play a hero. Unless, of course, he’s not an innocent as he seems to be.
It will be nice to see Wentworth in another role outside of Prison Break. I’m looking forward to watching him on SVU.