Prison Break may have initially revolved around the attempts of engineer Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) to free is wrongly-convicted brother, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell), from prison but ruthless killer T-Bag (Robert Knepper) quickly became one of the TV show’s most memorable characters. Prison Break ended nearly two years ago but T-Bag is back for special episode of Breakout Kings on A&E.
Knepper has said that he was happy to revive his most famous character but had one stipulation, that T-Bag not be killed. The actor would like to have the opportunity to possibly play him again someday.
Here’s the press release about tonight’s episode of Breakout Kings:
ROBERT KNEPPER REPRISES HIS ROLE AS “PRISON BREAK’S” INFAMOUS T-BAG IN AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF “BREAKOUT KINGS”
Premieres Sunday, March 20 at 10PM ET/PT
In “Breakout Kings” The Bag Man premiering Sunday, March 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E, “T-Bag” (Robert Knepper, “Prison Break”), a sociopath with a prosthetic hand and a mean streak to go with it, makes a bloody escape from prison and sets out on a path of vengeance. Initially, based on curious items T-Bag has left behind while on the run (such as cologne and a shaving kit) and the fact that he has stolen a women’s ring, the Breakout Kings deduce this infamous criminal is on a mission to see a lost love. But the plot thickens as his post-breakout crimes escalate. The team must figure out who he’s headed to see and stop him before he crosses the border to Canada and reaches his freedom. What is it that is really driving this mad-man and can the Breakout Kings bring this wild ride to an end once and for all?
A&E’s new original drama series “Breakout Kings” follows U.S. Marshals Charlie DuChamp (Laz Alonso Avatar) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi “The Wire”) as they form a special task force composed of the three most elusive convicts Ray ever captured: Lloyd Lowery (Jimmi Simpson “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Late Show with David Letterman”), a former child prodigy and behaviorist/psychiatric expert who excels in psychoanalysis; Shea Daniels (Malcolm Goodwin, American Gangster), an ex-gangbanger who knows how to work the system, both in prison and on the street; and Erica Reed (Serinda Swan Tron: Legacy “Smallville”), a sexy expert tracker who learned her trade from her bounty hunter father. Charlie and Ray also employ the services of Julianne Simms (Brooke Nevin The Comebacks, My Suicide), a civilian who acts as the “funnel” for the group 0 all information, tips and data go through her.
With each fugitive they apprehend, the closer the team members get to earning their own freedom. Will the “Breakout Kings” wait that long for their reward, or will they try to score by going on the run themselves?
“Breakout Kings” is a production of Fox 21. The series is created, written and executive-produced by Matt Olmstead (“Prison Break”) and Nick Santora (“Prison Break”). Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) also serve as executive producers.
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What do you think? Will you be tuning in to see T-Bag? INterested in Breakout Kings?