This past summer rumors were swirling about a new Prison Break series in either the form of some sort of reboot on a part of the story from the 2005 series. We now have our answer as Fox has sent out a press release confirming that they have ordered a Prison Break event series. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will be reprising their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows respectively.
The original 2005 series began with Scofield, a brilliant engineer, purposefully getting himself thrown in prison to break out his brother who was on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Prison Break ran for four seasons. With Miller and Purcell back it will be interesting to see who else from the original series might just pop up as the press release does not provide any details on the plot or where exactly in the timeline the show will pick up.
Prison Break was a show I didn’t catch until years later when it was on Netflix. The first season was enthralling and the second was also quite good. The third season not only suffered from the writers’ strike but the material was running stale and adding twists just to add twists. The fourth season picked it back up but did not quite have the magic of the first couple seasons. That being said I still enjoyed the show, the characters and the journey it took me on.
Perhaps this event series will override the direction of the final two seasons and take us on a new and more enticing journey. I highly doubt that would happen as it would confuse viewers and completely undermine all the work that was done on those season. There were just some extremely important and rich story lines that were brought to all but sudden stop either to implore a twist or to try and move on to something else. I think there are some things in there that weren’t shown or elaborated on that are ripe for the picking.
The event series will also bring back the original producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, and Dawn Olmstead are back as well with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer. Additional details on the new series will be announced at a later date.
Part of me wonders in the reemergence of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell together again on screen in The Flash and in the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow helped fast track this series. They’ve still got it as they are a delight to watch together on screen. Fans are loving seeing these two together again (or for the first time) and Fox just might be trying to capitalize on this re-pairing to jump start a beloved property.
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