– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Can’t get enough Wentworth Miller from your standard television diet? Well fret not! In addition to the upcoming series, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Fox has now confirmed that they are hard at work at a “Prison Break” reboot event series. Very much in the vein of 2014’s “24: Live Another Day,” the word “event” seems to indicate a one-time return to a much-beloved series.

For those unfamiliar to the original mid-2000s series, “Prison Break” followed Wentworth Miller’s character Michael Scofield, who purposely got himself sent to prison in order to free his wrongfully-accused brother. The series lasted four seasons, and was a perfect companion piece to “24,” and it was one of the early examples of American serialized TV before it completely dominated in more recent years.

So far, the details as to what the plot of the series will entail are limited, but according the press release, the juicy details will follow soon.

The press release from FOX is as follows:

‘PRISON BREAK’ TO RETURN TO FOX AS ULTIMATE ESCAPIST EVENT SERIES. Series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell to Reprise Roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. Original producing team of Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead return for newest chapter in award-winning series.”

“FOX has ordered a thrilling new event series based on its hit series, ‘PRISON BREAK,’ it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group.”
“An immediate critical and ratings hit when the original series premiered in the fall of 2005, the new event series will hit the ground running, reuniting series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as brothers MICHAEL SCOFIELD and LINCOLN BURROWS.”
“The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring (‘Zero Hour’), Neal Moritz (‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise), Marty Adelstein (‘Aquarius,’ ‘Last Man Standing’) and Dawn Olmstead (‘The Whispers,’ ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’) will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.”
“The original action drama PRISON BREAK centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brother’s (Purcell) innocence and save him from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison. A breakout success in its premiere season, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller), as well as winning the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, PRISON BREAK thrilled audiences for four heart-pounding seasons, ending its run in May 2009.”

“Additional details on the new event series will be announced at a later date.”
“The series will be produced 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead will serve as executive producers. “Like” PRISON BREAK on Facebook at facebook.com/prisonbreak. Follow the series on Twitter @PrisonBreak and join the discussion using #PrisonBreak. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @PrisonBreak”

Are you looking forward to more “Prison Break”? Let us know in the comments down below.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.