A "Prison Break" sequel event series is officially in the works!
Rumors have been floating around that Fox wanted to bring the drama, which ran from 2005-2009, back. And today, at TCA, Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman confirmed the news and announced that stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are on board. The event series — modeled after Fox's successful "24: Live Another Day" — will run for 10 episodes.
"I would describe it as a bit of a sequel. It picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show," said co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden. "The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back. I don't think [executive producer producer] Paul [Scheuring] knows exactly where he's going over the 10-episode arc, but it definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series for a new audience."
One question is how Miller's Michael is back — since he, you know, died in the wrap-up movie "Prison Break: The Final Break." Looks like that might end up getting ignored.
As Newman explained, "What [Scheuring] pitched to us was a very logical and believable — in the world of 'Prison Break' — explanation for why our characters are alive and still moving around the world."
The "Prison Break" event series will air sometime in 2016, and if you want to see Miller and Purcell team up again, this time as supervillains, they're both starring in The CW's "Legends of Tomorrow."
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