Wentworth Miller fans, “Prison Break” is back and ready for its biggest escape yet!
The original action drama centred on Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.
“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”.
Now, 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.
Fun fact: The reboot hasn’t even aired yet but the “Prison Break” creative team hinted that they’re totally open to doing one more season if the upcoming event series fares well 😉
The official synopsis is as follows:
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 (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as 3 of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre (played by Amaury Nolasco), T-Bag (played by Robert Knepper) and C-Note (played by Rockmond Dunbar), are pulled back into the action.
In not so many words, once again, the show has found a way to imprison a character and once again, it’s up to the rest of the cast to get him out.
“What was my father like? My real father.”
“He was like a storm appearing suddenly out of a clear blue sky. And then disappear just as quickly.”
“The storms, they can come back, can’t they?”
Watch the official trailer for the “Prison Break” reboot and get excited:
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 “Prison Break” reboot, which will last 9 episodes, will air in 2017.