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Ian isn’t coming home alone.
Back in January, Showtime announced that Cameron Monaghan was returning full time to Shameless for season 10, which begged the question of what would happen between his character Ian and Mickey Milkovich, who were reunited in prison when Monaghan originally left the series. Well, we now have our answer.
On Thursday, the Shameless Twitter gave off the appearance that it had been hacked, with #bringmickeyback taking over the feed. This all eventually led to a video of Fisher as Mickey in the midst of a prison escape, saying he’s on his way.
— Shameless on Showtime (@SHO_Shameless) April 12, 2019
— Cameron Monaghan (@cameronmonaghan) April 12, 2019
— Shanola Hampton (@shanolahampton) April 12, 2019
After the season 9 finale, which featured a surprise appearance from a still imprisoned Ian, EW asked showrunner John Wells what the character’s return would mean for Mickey, who had a much longer sentence.
“Yeah, he’s got a little more time,” replied Wells. “I don’t know, conjugal visits? [Laughs] I don’t know, we really haven’t considered it. We love Noel and he’s such a wonderful actor and a pleasure to work with, so we’ll sit around and see what we can figure out.”
Monaghan and Fisher’s return coincides with the departure of Shameless‘ de facto lead in Emmy Rossum.
Shameless is expected to return to Showtime in the fall.