Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
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.
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).
The series has ended.
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.|