Although Showtime TV series earn small ratings in comparison to broadcast network programming, the premium cable network doesn’t have to please advertisers, but rather, its paid subscribers. Can the Escape at Dannemora TV show hold its audience captive? If this winds up as a single-installment mini-series, how much do the Nielsen ratings matter? Will Escape at Dannemora be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A Showtime prison drama, Escape at Dannemora stars Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Eric Lange, Bonnie Hunt, and David Morse. It is based on a 2015 real-life prison break from the Clinton Correctional Facility, in the village of Dannemora, New York. Richard Matt (Del Toro) is a self-taught artist, with a knack for painting portraits of celebrities. Matt’s co-conspirator, David Sweat (Dano), prefers to spend his time quietly but, beneath his aloof exterior, lurks a truly dark streak. There are a number of factors working in Richard and David’s favor, including inept management and oversight. The biggest boost to the duo’s plot to escape is Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Arquette), a wife and mother who is employed as an inmate supervisor in the prison’s tailor shop.
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