Dominic Purcell Injured on the Set of ‘Prison Break’; Production to Continue as Planned

     June 3, 2016


Production on FOX’s upcoming Prison Break revival series is fully underway, and star Dominic Purcell has taken a bit of a battering in the midst of the action. The actor sustained a head injury and a broken nose while filming in Morrocco when a heavy set-piece fell and hit him in the head. Worry not, however, as the actor has taken to social media to share word of his injury and is expected to make a full recovery, and from the looks of his recent posts, seems to be in good spirits. Purcell’s injuries are not expected to impact production at all. The actor will take a brief hiatus while he recovers while filming continues, and will shoot all of his planned scenes when he returns to set.

“Our friend and colleague Dominic Purcell was injured earlier this week during the filming of our event series ‘Prison Break,’ and was flown to a medical facility where he received treatment,” FOX commented in a statement. “We are happy to report that he is in great spirits and is expected to make a full recovery. He wanted us to express his appreciation to the fans around the world who have expressed their concern and support, and to reassure them that he will be back at work very soon.”

For the revival series, Purcell returns as Lincoln Scofield alongside Wentworth Miller as his brother Michael, the brilliant engineer who masterminded Lincoln’s escape from unjust imprisonment, and Sarah Wayne Callies as Michael’s wife, Sara. The highly anticipated revival puts a spin on the original series, following Lincoln and Sara as they attempt to rescue the thought-to-be-dead Michael in “the series biggest escape ever.” The event series will debut midseason on Fox, airing on Thursdays, and you can watch the first trailer here.


Slowly nice gentle hitting the #bag #casablanca. #boxing keeps me sane.

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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.



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