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Prison Break event series confirmed by Fox

Prison Break

Story by Jack Foley

PRISON Break is returning to TV with both of its original stars.

After months of speculation surrounding the possibility of a revival of the show, Fox has finally confirmed that the show will return with both Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell set to reprise their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows.

The original producing team of creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead are also all on board, while Scheuring will again write and show-run.

As yet, there has been no announcement on how many episodes the event series will be comprised of. But if it’s like previous event series such as The X-Files or 24, then expect anything between six and 12.

Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour, Fox Television Group CEOs and chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman offered only teasing hints of what the storyline will be about.

“The story unravels on an international landscape,” explaned Walden. “It’s not a domestic show.”

She added that the revival will likely run for nine episodes because of both stars’ commitments to other series.

The one big question surrounding the show’s viability has long been the issue of how Michael’s death from brain cancer at the season finale will be explained. But, according to Walden, the writers “do address” this major plot-point.

As for the possibility of bringing back other favourite characters from the original series, Walden added: “I’m hoping that we’ll see many of the great characters… return throughout the season.”

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