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Wentworth Miller goes from Prison Break to Law & Order: SVU

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 3rd 2009 10:32AM
wentworth_miller_prison_breakMore 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.

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Melody Gillette

Law and Order:SVU should think about bringing Wentworth Miller on. Prison Break used him shamelessly, and threw him aside to feature others in its last days. This is not to denegrate anyone's work, by the way. But look at what he did the first season, for an example of work under heroic conditions. This gentleman deserves the best. And in my opinion, he does the best as well.

August 22 2009 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You're honestly trying to sell the idea that Adam Beach left SVU because he was "frustrated"? Get real. Unless you mean frustrated that he couldn't keep up with the pace of filming a network series, that is absolute crap. He couldn't handle it. He's admitted as much in interviews. The simple truth is, he took on too much, didn't make the show his main priority, and couldn't cope. He blew it. Sad, but true.

July 05 2009 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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