After four successful seasons and a straight-to-video movie, Fox is bringing their hit drama Prison Break back to the airwaves with a new 10-episode event series debuting next year. While we don’t know exactly when the show will arrive yet, the network announced during its upfront presentation that the revival will air in the Thursday 9 PM slot next year. Fox has also released the first trailer and poster, which reveals the reunion of Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell).
Prison Break is back and ready for its biggest escape yet. In the thrilling new event series Prison Break, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on Fox from 2005-2009. The original action drama centered on Michael Scofield (Miller, “The Loft”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, Lincoln Burrows (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison, as you can see in this trailer from the Fox YouTube page.
In the all-new event series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre (Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-BAG (Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-Note (Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action. Prison Break was an immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered on Fox in the fall of 2005, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller).
There has been plenty of speculation about how the show will bring Michael back from the dead. Series creator Paul Scheuring, who left the show after its second season, reportedly pitched a “logical and believable explanation” of how Michael Scofield is still alive, which won’t completely ignore the Prison Break: The Final Break TV movie. As for Sarah Wayne Callies’ Dr. Sara Tancredi, she was also brought back from the dead during the series’ original run. Her character’s decapitated head was shown in a box early on in the third season, but she ended up coming back for the fourth and final season.
The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer. The cast includes Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Sarah Wayne Callies as Sara Tancredi, Amaury Nolasco as Sucre, Robert Knepper as T-Bag, Rockmond Dunbar as C-Note, Mark Feuerstein as Jacob Anton Ness, Augustus Prew as Whip, Rick Yune as Ja, Inbar Lavi as Sheba and Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman. Take a look at the first trailer and poster for Prison Break, and stay tuned for more on this event series as we get closer to its midseason premiere next year on Fox.