Purcell plays Lincoln Burrows on the action drama. He’s joined by fellow castmembers Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies.
Speaking to Deadline, Purcell revealed the new season will take place in Yemen and deal heavily with terrorism:
It’s tying into what’s going on in the world today with terrorism. The show is taking place in Yemen; we’re dealing with ISIS and ISA, and obviously we left off with Michael presumably dead. He wasn’t, he ended up working for this organization. It got to the point where he couldn’t do it anymore, and they threw him in a jail in Yemen to change his mind. He didn’t change his mind, they set him up…Paul Scheuring has written all of the nine episodes. Honestly, the fans are going to be blown away by this. It’s really a riveting, high-tension thriller. It’s an extraordinary, extraordinary show. I’ve seen the dailies of it, and it looks like a cross between Bourne Identity and American Sniper. It’s crazy. It’s really, really cool.”
The new Prison Break season is scheduled to premiere on FOX in early 2017.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Prison Break? Will you watch the revival?