Last August, Fox confirmed that its hit series Prison Break is coming back with a new event series, debuting next year on Fox. The network has already released a new trailer featuring the first footage, but today we have new information from series creator Paul Scheuring. The creator/executive producer shed some new light on the brothers Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) and Michael (Wentworth Miller) in a new interview, along with a photo and storyboards from the season premiere.
In the thrilling new event series Prison Break, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on Fox from 2005-2009. The new series will hinge on Lincoln, who obtains information that reveals Michael, long thought to be dead, is actually alive. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Paul Scheuring said that this new series hinges on keeping Michael's resurrection a secret.
"If people start finding out that Michael Scofield is still alive, then it puts their larger secret agenda at risk. They'll kill anybody that finds out."
Dominic Purcell adds that his character Lincoln is "always getting himself into trouble" but this time he's "much more aware of the consequences of his actions." We have previously reported that series creator Paul Scheuring pitched a "logical and believable explanation" of how Michael Scofield is still alive, which won't completely ignore the Prison Break: The Final Break TV movie, where he was killed. We also have new storyboards from the series premiere, which reveals a scene where Lincoln is being run off the road by two new villains, Van Gogh (Steve Mouzakis) and A&W (Marina Benedict).
The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer. The original cast includes Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Sarah Wayne Callies as Sara Tancredi, Amaury Nolasco as Sucre, Robert Knepper as T-Bag, Rockmond Dunbar as C-Note, Mark Feuerstein as Jacob Anton Ness, Augustus Prew as Whip, Rick Yune as Ja, Inbar Lavi as Sheba and Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman. Take a look at the photo and concept art for Prison Break, and stay tuned for more on this event series as we get closer to its midseason premiere next year on Fox.