FOX is reviving the Prison Break TV series with the original cast. Stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will reprise their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. Fox cancelled Prison Break in 2009, after four seasons.
The original team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new Prison Break TV series. Scheuring is set as showrunner and writer.
Here’s the press release:
“PRISON BREAK” TO RETURN TO FOX AS ULTIMATE ESCAPIST EVENT SERIES
Series Stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell to Reprise Roles as Brothers “Michael Scofield” and “Lincoln Burrows”
Original Producing Team of Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead Return for Newest Chapter in Award-Winning Series
FOX has ordered a thrilling new event series based on its hit series, PRISON BREAK, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.
An immediate critical and ratings hit when the original series premiered in the fall of 2005, the new event series will hit the ground running, reuniting series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as brothers MICHAEL SCOFIELD and LINCOLN BURROWS.
The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring (“Zero Hour”), Neal Moritz (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise), Marty Adelstein (“Aquarius,” “Last Man Standing”) and Dawn Olmstead (“The Whispers,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.
The original action drama PRISON BREAK centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brother’s (Purcell) innocence and save him from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison. A breakout success in its premiere season, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller), as well as winning the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, PRISON BREAK thrilled audiences for four heart-pounding seasons, ending its run in May 2009.
Additional details on the new event series will be announced at a later date.
The series will be produced 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead will serve as executive producers. “Like” PRISON BREAK on Facebook at facebook.com/prisonbreak. Follow the series on Twitter @PrisonBreak and join the discussion using #PrisonBreak. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @PrisonBreak.
This time last year, during the TCA winter press tour, FOX execs seemed surprised by speculation Prison Break was might be revived. At that time, FOX said Prison Break was probably perfect for an event series.
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