Fox Brings Back Prison Break For A Limited Series And It Is Wonderful News


We have been on tenterhooks since the news back in January that Wentworth Miller had started the ball rolling on a Prison Break reboot. The divine Miller, who played escape leader Michael Scofield, was featuring in The Flash at the time with his television brother Dominic Purcell and had “floated the idea to Fox very casually”.

It now seems that the dreams of legions of Prison Break fans have come true, a revival of the hit series is being developed and the screams of joy are deafening.

According to TV Line, a limited series – similar to 24: Live Another Day and the upcoming X-Files return – starring Miller and Purcell is in the works and would follow a complete storyline in about a dozen episodes. As wonderful as this news is, I am hoping that some other familiar faces appear; after all what is Prison Break without Sara Tancredi, Alex Mahone and Fernando Sucre?

Fans of Prison Break, which ran from 2005-09, had high hopes of a fifth series when Rockmond Dunbar, who played ex-soldier C-Note, tweeted in March that the show was returning. His tweet, which has since been deleted, was the result of a Twitter hack but it set the Internet on fire.

However, it looks like Dunbar won’t be joining Miller and Purcell in the Fox River gang any time soon:

There are no firm details of the new series, and Fox aren’t saying a word, but the Internet is already awash with theories of how Scofield, who was inconveniently electrocuted at the end of season four, will manage to reappear alive and well. I cannot wait to see how Fox wriggle out of that one.

Whatever form the revival takes I am incredibly excited that Prison Break is coming back, and hopefully Fox won’t let it go again.

While we’re waiting for the confirmation (soon, please!) we can look forward to Miller and Purcell in the Arrow/The Flash spinoff The Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, which premieres in January. There’s just no keeping those two apart.

Sara Hunter Smith