Prison Break

Prison BreakNetwork: FOX
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: August 29, 2005 — May 15, 2009
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Wade Williams, Sarah Wayne Callies, William Fichtner, Paul Adelstein, Marshall Allman, Rockmond Dunbar, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Robin Tunney, Stacy Keach, Leon Russom, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Peter Stormare, Muse Watson, Frank Grillo, Jason Davis, Christian Stolte, Patricia Wettig, Barbara Eve Harris, Michael Rapaport, Reggie Lee, Matt DeCaro, Mac Brandt, Chris Vance, Danay Garcia, and Lane Garrison.

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TV show description:
This drama follows Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) as he works to free his older brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) from a maximum security prison. “Linc” has been wrongfully convicted of the murder of the Vice-President’s brother and is scheduled to be executed.

Michael takes drastic measures to get himself incarcerated alongside his brother and, once inside, begins to execute an elaborate escape plan.

In prison he meets cellmate Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), psycho Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell (Robert Knepper), mob boss John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare), David “Tweener” Apolskis (Lane Garrison), Charles “Haywire” Patoshik (Silas Weir Mitchell), warden Henry Pope (Stacy Keach), correction officer captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) and prison doctor Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Calliesz).

Among those fighting for the brothers on the outside are lawyer/friend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney) and Lincoln’s teenage son, L. J. Burrows (Marshall Allman).

Series Finale:     
The series has ended.


What happened next?   
A two-hour “movie” is being released on DVD in July 2009 that will wrap up the series.


Behind the Scenes

The Vice-President’s brother Terrence Steadman (whom Lincoln supposedly murdered) has been played by two actors. John Billingsley originated the role in season one but it was played by Jeff Perry in the season two. The recasting was done as a result of Billingsley being signed as a regular on the ABC series The Nine.
Dominic Purcell was cast three days before the start of production. Purcell auditioned for the role of Lincoln Burrows while recurring as Tommy Ravetto on North Shore. Series creator Paul Scheuring initially felt Purcell was “too much of a pretty boy” but won the role. When Purcell arrived on the set with a shaved head, Scheuring was amazed at the physical likeness of the two actors playing brothers.

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  1. angela says

    Plz bring back prison break i have watched all 4 series a number of times and there so much story left i know it got cancelled threw ratings dropping but i think a return will please alot of viewers. Micheal could of faked his death to protect his family and friends with the fall of company and the exection of the genral micheal feels safe to return but he upset other people and with his brilliant mind someone kidnapps his son and in return he has to do a job but micheal being micheal tries to do the job but find his son. Any way there are better writers than me lol we need to see this happen please please please make series 5 with the originals

  2. Jason funk says

    Request to the networks and producers bring it back u know what needs to be done there are die hard fans that want it back reconsider making a move bring prison break back u can make it work and people will watch.

  3. danielle says

    please fox prison break is still big everyone wants a season 5 with Michael in it u canter just kill him off after all those years he deserves a happy ending please im begging you to bring out a season 5 with all orginal actors

  4. Lawanda Rouse says

    I loved, loved Prison Break, my husband and I watch the reruns all the time. We would love to see a season 5, 6, and on and on. If its not asking for to much please bring all of the old cast back, so that we can be on the edge of our seats once again LOL!!!

  5. Lawanda Rouse says

    I simply loved, loved Prison Break it was one of may favorite and I would love to see a return of a this great series. My husband and I watch all of the reruns from season 1 to 4 and we would love to watch a season 5, 6, and on and on. It would be super if you could used all of the old cast.

  6. dillon says

    Alright fox you guys may or may not read these anymore but here we go there are still millions upon millions of fans out here that still care prison break was personally by far the best most intense show that kept you on the edge of your seat through out the 1st 4 seasons now that there is no season five and the season 4 ending was disappointing there is a new way to bring back season five bring in a new foe looking out to get micheals family and closest to him and then possibly a little into the season bring Micheal back and show how he escaped and set it up he’s a smart man it is a possibility I’m am just asking/Begging to please bring back the show!! Thank you for your time and consideration

  7. jaqueline14 says

    I just watched all 4 seasons of PB on Netflix, and when I saw the last 10 mins I literly was hhyperventilating I was so sad, n I felt the love and pain all at once. Omg, I hated it. We NEED A SEASON 5!!!

  8. melissa seebarran says

    We were really looking forward to see Michael as a dad in Prison Break season 5, plz Fox TV we need a happy ending for his son, don’t let him be without a father like Michael was.

  9. Angela says

    What movie was posted on july of 2009 of prison break that would sum up the seasons????? Whats the name of the dvd and where can I find it???? please contact me to tell me if you really did make a dvd in july 2009 so I can get it………can you please bring back prison break with all the old characters please it is definitely missed a lot!!!!

  10. mishkat joha says

    Plz Fox Tv i request u to start Prison break 5. we r very much keen to see michael alive… n it should not b end like this ! I think u work for the interest for viewers … so plz keep this request …………………. we want michael , linc, sara, sucre, t bag, alex …. with Prison break 5!!plz

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