Prison Break is returning to TV, it has been announced.The announcement was made by FOX executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour on Thursday. According to Walden, the series will still feature Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, whose character Michael Scofield died in the original season finale.
‘I would describe it as a bit of a sequel, it picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show,’ Walden told reporters. ‘The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back. It definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series and for a new audience … It’ll start after where we left the Scofields in the final season.’
Newman, while answering the Michael Scofield death question, added, ‘I don’t think [writer Paul Scheuring]’s going to completely ignore what happened in that episode, but what he pitched to us was a very logical and believable explanation in the world of Prison Break for why our character’s alive and still moving around the world. He had a very detailed incredible story for why these characters become relevant again and why they’re back.’
The new Prison Break series, which is still in its development stages, is expected to have 10 episodes and will begin airing from next year.