Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gang's all here for 2017 “PRISON BREAK” limited series

There are still several months to go until early 2017, when the miniseries revival and story sequel to the hit 4-season serial drama “Prison Break” is set to premiere. But already fan hype for the newest chapter in 20 th Century Fox Television’s series franchise has reached levels that are barely containable, especially ever since the first teaser trailer came out last month on May 16.

As of the moment there is only a smattering of information as regards to the miniseries, its story, production details and casting. What we already do know however is that the core of the main actors from the original TV series have returned to reprise their respective characters. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are back in action as main characters and brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. That there already is a major spoiler to those who have only watched until the series season 4 and the TV movie tie-in “Prison Break: the Final Break”, as Miller’s character Michael was supposedly killed in the movie and buried in the season finale’s ending.

However The Hollywood Reporter has picked up a rough synopsis of what to expect in the mini: picking up a few years after the end of season 4 (and reportedly taking only broad strokes of certain events), the story starts with Sara Tancredi, Michael’s former love interest and mother to his son named after him. Sara has also remarried and is trying to move on with her life, only to pick up rumors and clues indicating the impossible: that Michael is alive and somewhere in North Africa. Despite having already attained some small measure of peace, Sara can’t let things go and so reunites with her brother- in-law Lincoln, who must now mastermind “the biggest escape ever” in the entire series, with the added help of a few returning – and popular escapee characters. That’s right: Fox itself has confirmed that Rockmond Dunbar (Ben “C-Note” Franklin), Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), and ensemble darkhors Robert Knepper (Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell”) are also ready for more.

While pitches for the limited series were made as far back as January of 2015, Fox officially ordered the revival last January, with full production beginning last April. The initial filming location was in Vancouver, and will eventually move across three cities on Morocco, that of Rabat, Ouarzazate and the famous Casablanca.

The new “Prison Break” has been slated to run for 9 episodes, but its fans are already seeing possibilities in the limited run sparking a complete return of the series with a full season following if the mini performs well. The writers have even been asked about such chances coming to be, and they replied, according to, that while the limited series will have a definite ending at the end of episode 9, "There are always new stories to tell in this world if the demand is there".

Catch the return of “Prison Break” sometime in the first quarter of 2017, airing at 9 PM.

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