Crime drama Breakout Kings is being renewed for a second season A&E reports Deadline. Production is expected to begin later this year and season two could begin airing as early as the first quarter of 2012.
The series stars Laz Alonso and Domenick Lombardozzi as a pair of United States Marshals who make deals with prisoners to catch escaped convicts. In exchange for their help, the prisoners see their sentences reduced and are transferred to a minimum security facility. If they try to escape, they’re returned to their original prisons and their sentences are doubled. Others in the cast include Brooke Nevin, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Swan, Jimmi Simpson.
The March premiere of Breakout Kings set a record with the highest 18-49 demo rating for a drama on the cable channel with 1.5 million adults 18-49 years old and 2.8 million total viewers.
The third episode featured the return of Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell (Robert Knepper), a popular character from FOX’s Prison Break series.
What do you think? Do you watch the show? Are you glad to hear that Breakout Kings has been renewed?
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