Law And Order: SVU Is Bringing Back A Familiar Face For An Investigation In Season 22

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Law & Order: SVU is back for Season 22, and already the season has generated some buzz from audiences. The series continues to make headlines this week, as fans will spot a familiar face from the franchise's past returning to the acclaimed procedural. Actor Wentworth Miller of Prison Break fame will have a guest-starring role in the near future.

Wentworth Miller will rejoin the series as Isaiah Holmes, but in a different job than he held when Law & Order: SVU first introduced him. In this upcoming episode, TVLine reports Holmes has been promoted to lead Brooklyn District Attorney’s Civil Rights Unit. Carisi will reach out to Holmes when a person he went to school with becomes the subject of an investigation. The episode, which is slated to air in early 2021, will be the first time Wentworth Miller has returned to the franchise since Holmes debuted in Season 21.

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Though Isaiah Holmes is the first role that Wentworth Miller will reprise on Law & Order: SVU, it is not his first role in the franchise. Miller first joined the series in a guest-starring role back in Season 11 where he played Nate Kendall. Law & Order: SVU recycling actors is not at all an uncommon occurrence with more than 20 years on the air, but actors tackling different roles in the same series is always worth mentioning just so diehard fans can go back and compare the performances.

This will be the first role for Wentworth Miller since he announced his departure from the revival of Prison Break. Miller made the announcement on his personal Instagram account, sharing that he wouldn't just not be playing Michael Scofield. There are other roles he won't be taking on either.

On a related note... I'm out. Of PB. Officially. Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told). So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons... I understand this is disappointing. I'm sorry.

It's unclear at this time whether Wentworth Miller made this declaration before or after taking the job on Law & Order: SVU, and how that will impact his character on the series. Miller is a well-known name on television, so it isn't completely crazy to think the series could be bringing him back into the series to eventually settle him into a meatier role on SVU or the upcoming spinoff starring Christopher Meloni.

One thing that is certain is that if Law & Order: SVU is hoping to keep Wentworth Miller on the call list, the show may need to tweak or address some of Isaiah Holmes' story. We can only wait and see and hope that this return to network television means that Miller is ready and willing to join other projects in the near future.

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