Prison Break took the world by storm in 2005, as audiences became infatuated with the story of two brothers on the run. Every episode delivered another clever twist, keeping viewers surprised with each passing week. After four seasons, and a TV movie, the thriller ended its memorable run.
Even though the series was given a fairly conclusive ending, fans have always asked for more. Now that Netflix has become a media monster, Prison Break has garnered more fans than ever.
Now, 12 years after it initial debut, Prison Break is set to air a revival season on FOX. The original cast is returning, and viewers are being thrown back into the wild world of Michael and Lincoln.
You may wonder why the show is returning at this point in time, more than a decade after it first aired. That's a solid question, and the Prison Break producers have a solid answer.
During a recent AMA on Reddit, Mike Horowitz and Vaun Wilmott were asked why they thought 2017 was the right time to bring the show back to life. According to them, it was actually the show's stars, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, who were responsible for the revival.
"Dom and Wentworth reunited on Legends of Tomorrorw and got talking, and the idea came up there. Once they got Paul [Scheuring] on board and Paul came up with the idea to crack at, it got rolling," said Wilmott.
Horowitz continued, "The other thing is its second life on Netflix. A lot of shows have their run and go way, but for some reason people kept watching this one. That was a big reason the network and the studio wanted to do it."
So, Prison Break fans have The CW to thank for the show's new season. Since the two stars came together on Legends Of Tomorrow, they've loved the idea of working together even more.
Prison Break will premiere on Tuesday, April 4 on FOX.
The original action drama centered on MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), 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 new 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 presumed dead, reunite to engineer the 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.