June 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm #349795
Prison Break Limited Series In Development at Fox
By Michael Ausiello / June 2 2015, 1:45 PM PDT
Prison Break may be getting sprung from television purgatory.
Fox is developing a limited-series revival of its 2005-09 drama series that would re-team stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Details are sketchy, but I hear the reunion project — if it happens — would be similar to last year’s 24: Live Another Day in that it would span a dozen or so episodes and feature a closed-ended storyline.
Earlier this year, Miller — who reunited with former TV bro Purcell this past season on The CW’s The Flash — told E! News that he “floated the idea” of a Prison Break continuation to Fox and “they seemed to think there was something there.” Fox co-chairman Gary Newman acknowledged at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in January that Prison Break would make “the perfect event series,” but added that there were no current plans to bring the Fox River gang back together.
In the meantime, Miller and Purcell are at least guaranteed to reunite for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, premiering midseason on The CW.
Reps for Fox and 20th Century declined to comment.June 2, 2015 at 6:31 pm #349797
Wow. This would be exciting if I cared!June 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm #349798
My brother will be over the moon! This is a show we fought the clicker over before Tivo daysJune 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm #349799
Where would this fit in the series chronology? It cannot take place after the series finale and they already made a straight-to-DVD movie that filled in the time jump in the finale.
Also why.June 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm #349800
Some more info:
‘Prison Break’ Fox Limited Series: Key Players Eye Return, Concept Takes Shape
by Nellie Andreeva June 2, 2015 7:31pm
Courtesy of Fox
The Prison Break limited series, which has been in the works at Fox for months, is slowly coming together. I hear no formal talks have been initiated yet but creator/executive producer Paul Scheuring is interested and has come up an idea for the serialized drama’s new chapter. Securing the creative voice is considered crucial in reviving cult dramas with new limited series installments, with The X-Files creator Chris Carter driving Fox’s followup, Heroes creator Tim Kring in charge of NBC’s Heroes Reborn and David Lynch and Mark Frost reteaming for the new Twin Peaks installment at Showtime. Along with Scheuring, also rumored to return are fellow Prison Break executive producers Marty Adelstein and Dawn Parouse.
Stars Wentworth Miller, who got his break on Prison Break, and Dominic Purcell both have acknowledged publicly that they would love to come back for a limited-run installment. Both are expected to return for the follow-up.
Not surprisingly, like the much lauded Season 1 of the original series, I hear the new installment would likely chronicle a prison break, focusing again on brothers Michael (Miller) and Lincoln (Purcell) — possibly trading places — who may be joined by a third co-lead character. I hear the idea is for many original cast members to reprise their roles with cameos in the limited series.
Unlike the stars of The X-Files, who are off doing different things, making scheduling extremely difficult, Miller and Purcell will have their work schedules synched up for the foreseeable future as they co-star together on the CW’s upcoming drama DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Reviving Prison Break, as referenced today by TVLine, and The X-Files had been among the first priorities for Fox toppers Dana Walden and Gary Newman when they took over the network last summer while continuing to oversee sibling 20th Century Fox TV. Along with 24, which is working on a second limited-series installment, X-Files and Prison Break have been top money-makers for 20th TV worldwide, making extending the franchises an extremely lucrative proposition for the company.July 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm #1201860472
not much interest around here I see ;cJuly 6, 2016 at 9:01 am #1201860569
Up until halfway through season 2 this was one of the best shows on TV, but the last 2 seasons lost my interest completely. I’ll still see what the first couple of episodes for this are like.July 6, 2016 at 11:40 pm #1201860816
The post above is similar to how I feel. I loved Season 1 and thought that it was cruelly snubbed at the Emmys (particularly: Wentworth Miller for Lead Actor and Brett Ratner’s directing for the Pilot). I kept going through the second season but stopped midway through the third season. I really hope that the Limited Series brings back the Season 1 feel. The trailer looked ok, I hope that the whole stroyline hasn’t been blown though. I’ll be watching.July 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm #1201860988
I was an extra on the premiere and the dialogue was really bad. I took home a fake British passport.