Reports for a ‘Prison Break’ revival first broke shortly before San Diego Comic Con last year and it now looks like all the talks have gotten the show a green light.
According to TV Line the series will see the return of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as brothers Michael Schofield and Lincoln Burrows.
It has also been revealed that talks are under way with Sarah Wayne Callies (now starring on USA Network’s Colony) and Robert Knepper, to return as Sara and T-Bag.
In the original series T-Bag was very much the break out character on the show and he even went on to have a one off guest stint in ‘Break Out Kings’, which was launched off of the success of ‘Prison Break’, but only ran for two seasons.
Miller and Purcell currently co-star on The CW’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, which the actors said earlier this week will dictate their window of availability for the ‘Prison Break’ revival, which is tentatively set to start filming this spring. Originally eyed as a 10-episode event series, Fox is now thinking closer to nine episodes, to begin filming as soon as late March.
“The story unravels on an international landscape — it’s not a domestic [plot],” Fox co-chariman/CEO Dana Walden said. “We open on a very international contemporary-feeling story.”
Walden said that Fox’s Prison Break continuation will “address” the events of the straight-to-DVD epilogue, The Final Break, in which a major character met his demise. Noting how many times the characters have broken out of prison, “It’s not a documentary!” she laughed.
The shows original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner.