It’s been rumoured for a while, and the network have already begun reviving other shows (we recently saw 24 come back for a limited event series, and are on the verge of seeing The X-Files return for a brand new six episode run), but now it’s confirmed; Fox have commissioned a sequel series; Prison Break is coming back.
While many of the show’s fans will be pleased, they’re also likely to be heavily confused as the series’ straight-to-video finale follow-up episode ended on a sombre note, with a major character death. Nevertheless, series headliners and on-screen brothers Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell (currently seen pairing up every now and again as villains on The Flash) will both be back as escapees Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows respectively.
Scheduled for a 10 episode run, Fox executive Dana Walden says the new series “picks up several years after the end of the series… and gives a logical explanation to why the characters are alive.”
No air date has been announced this far, and there’s next to nothing known about the plot (given the history of the show you can’t even be sure there will be a prison in it), but we do know series creator and executive producer Paul Schewing will be writing the script for the first episode, and providing a style/tone bible for the rest of the Prison Break comeback series.