Fox has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming “event series” Prison Break, which is a continuation of the drama series that ran for four seasons on Fox from 2005 to 2009. Wentworth Miller reprises his role as Michael Scofield, with the action reigniting in Morocco when clues surface that the previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may still be alive. His brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) and wife Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) team up to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, enlisting even more familiar faces in the process.
The original series got off to a buzzworthy start in its first season, but after the titular prison break the writers had trouble finding ways to keep the story moving in a compelling—and conceivable—manner. But the prospect of bringing everyone back for a new chapter is certainly enticing, and series creator Paul T. Scheuring reprises his role as writer/showrunner so the whole gang is really back together.
Check out the explosive first trailer for Prison Break below, and click here to watch the trailers for all of Fox’s new shows for the 2016-17 TV season. The event series will debut midseason on Fox, airing on Thursdays, and also stars Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Mark Feurstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, Inbar Lavi, and Paul Adelstein.
Here’s the official synopsis for Prison Break:
PRISON BREAK is back and ready for its biggest escape yet. 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. “Prison Break” was an immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered on FOX in the fall of 2005, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.