Which prison are they going to escape from this time? On August 6, Fox has confirmed that the groundbreaking TV series “Prison Break,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, will have a limited series run.
During Fox’s Television Critics Association panel, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairs and CEOs of Fox Television Group, revealed that Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will reprise their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, respectively. Old cast members are also said to return.
Walden called the 10-episode production “a bit of a sequel.”
Paul Scheuring, creator of the show, is currently writing the script, which continues a few years after the series finale of season 4.
Fans who finished the straight-to-video finale “Prison Break: The Final Break” would question the possibility of a reboot considering a certain character’s death during the said show. So will Paul Scheuring ignore that critical aspect?
Newman answered, “Yes, he is going to be ignoring the straight to video show. It is past Season 4. As Dana said, it’s several years past when the series ended.”
Newman added that, “[Paul has] a very detailed and incredible story for while these characters become relevant again.”
Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are both busy with DC show “Legends of Tomorrow,” while Robert Knepper, who portrays the wicked T-Bag, has just been cast in “iZombie,” so fans will have to stick around to see how open the other actors are in giving their best for this 10-episode project.
The limited run of “Prison Break” is planned to be shown for for summer or somewhere between 2016-17.