It’s nearly been a decade since Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) sacrificed himself to end Prison Break, but as we of course know, that wasn’t really the end. A few years ago, when Miller and co-star Dominic Purcell reunited on The Flash (and later, Legends of Tomorrow), they started discussing the possibility of returning to the Fox series as a revival — if Fox was interested. And of course they were!
EW is now revealing storyboards from the premiere episode that show Lincoln (Purcell) being in over his head. As executive producer Paul Scheuring told the magazine, “If people start finding out that Michael is still alive, then it puts their larger secret agenda at risk. They’ll kill anybody that finds out.”
That also includes Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), who is at the center of this new story that Scheuring has also said is inspired by The Odyssey — a man coming back to life, essentially, and trying to find his way home to his wife, and to the son he doesn’t yet know. The revival will play out in a closed 9-episode stretch, and will pick up with Michael being held in a Middle Eastern prison. How did he survive the previous season finale? That we don’t know, but these storyboards definitely promise lot of action. Of note: Lincoln is driving a Tesla!
The series is set to debut sometime in the spring of 2017, though in the meantime, Miller will still be reprising his role as Leonard Snart in the Arrow-verse. Prison Break also stars stars Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Mark Feurstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, Inbar Lavi, and Paul Adelstein. Check out the storyboards below, as well as the first trailer here.
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.