Prison Break originally aired over a decade ago. That alone makes it ripe for the revival treatment like every other series that was once successful. But we’re still months away from witnessing Michael Schofield and co. try to break in and out of yet another penitentiary in season 5.
To get us re-acquainted with the show, and to remind everyone that it’s still a thing, the network has issued another tantalizing little featurette. The show isn’t due to arrive until 2017, making it quite surprising that there’s so many specifics about the plot given away in this 90-second clip. Still, we all suspected that Michael would return from the dead, didn’t we?
The show originally kicked off in 2005. It’s a thrilling, fun, and at times, far-fetched action series about Wentworth Miller’s brainy architect who gets himself locked up just so he can help his convicted brother escape. Over the course of several seasons it pulled off a host of contrived plot twists, that erred just on the side of believable. C’mon, it’s a show about a normal guy who gets tangled up in more than one prison break over the course of a few years. It’s not just coincidence when you find yourself behind bars with such alarming regularity.
Hence, Prison Break season 5, that’s due to arrive sometime in early 2017.
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 original action drama centered on MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “The Loft”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.
In the all-new event series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and SARA (Sarah Wayne Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, SUCRE (Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-BAG (Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-NOTE (Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action.