Fox has unveiled a new trailer for the 2017 Prison Break revival.
The show, which returns over 10 years after it first premiered, brings brother Michael and Lincoln back together, with the brothers lining up their biggest escape yet – not just from a prison, but from a entire country.
The new video, which has behind-the-scenes clips with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell (fresh off their starring roles in Legends of Tomorrow), sees Purcell declare the limited series possibly “even better than the original”.
The nine-episode TV event will air in the US in 2017, occupying a similar mid-season slot to The X-Files in 2016. While the signs are that the sci-fi franchise will return for more episodes, the makers of Prison Break have already ruled out any future outings for Michael and Lincoln.
They have their hands full, though, with the 2017 revival, which will see Lincoln discover that Michael might just be alive, despite previous evidence to the contrary. The result takes us to foregign climes and doesn’t shy away from tackling such contemporary issues as ISIS.
Here’s the official description from Fox: “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. 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.”
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.
Prison Break Season 5 will premiere on FOX UK on Monday 10th April – for more on how to watch the show online, or catch up on Prison Break, click here. Otherwise, here’s the new video:
Prison Break will return as an event series
6th August 2015
Prison Break will return as an event series in 2016, Fox has officially confirmed.
Paul Scheuring’s show, which starred Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, was one of Fox’s most popular series in recent years, running for four seasons from 2005 to 2009. Like many old favourites, from 24 to Twin Peaks, the programme has been rumoured to return for months, with speculations and speculations about speculations repeatedly doing the rounds. Now, though, Fox has announced that it is definitely bringing brothers Lincoln and Michael back to the small screen.
The news came at the 2015 Summer TCA press tour today, with Fox boss Gary Newman confirming that the event series is in development.
“Paul Scheuring came in and pitched a great story to bring the show back,” he told the press. “It’s going to bring back both brothers, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, and Paul is busy writing the first episode. And once we have those written materials, I feel confident we’re going to be going straight to series on that one.”
“Paul’s in the middle of writing it right now,” added fellow Fox honcho Dana Walden, who described it as a “bit of a sequel”.
“It picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show,” she explained. “The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back. Not sure Paul knows exactly where he’s going over the 10 episode arc, but will definitely address some questions that were set up at the end of the series.”
For long-time fans, that means the event series will be ignoring the straight-to-DVD video that was released after Season 4’s finale.
“It is past season four,” continued Newman, “several years past where the series ended. I wouldn’t want to give away too much of what Paul has planned but he had a very detailed, incredible story for why these characters become relevant again and why to bring them back. It’s going to be very exciting.”
Never seen Prison Break? Need a refresh before the new season? The good news is that you have loads of time to catch up – and the even better news is that all four seasons are available on all three major subscription VOD services, so you can binge on it without breaking the bank. (At the time of writing, Netflix UK costs £7.49 a month, Amazon Prime Instant Video costs £5.99 a month and NOW TV costs £6.99 a month. Netflix and Amazon both offer a free month’s trial to new members, while NOW TV is currently offering a £1 monthly trial for new customers who sign up before 27th September.)
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