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‘Prison Break’ Event Series with Original Cast & Producers Officially Greenlit at Fox

Prison Break” is officially returning to TV with an event series on Fox. Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will reprise their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, though no premiere date has been set.

The “Prison Break” revival was announced Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., by co-chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

Based on the 2005 series, which ran four seasons, the original producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead will return as exec producers with Scheuring writing and serving as showrunner.

No plot details have been released at this point, but last summer at TCA, Walden and Newman spoke of plans for the revival with Walden calling it a “bit of a sequel.” She also said it “picks up a few years after” the original series finale and “addresses questions that were set up during the series,” adding that there is a “logical and believable explanation in the world of ‘Prison Break’” for how the story will continue. Both Miller and Purcell also star in The CW’s midseason superhero series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which debuts Jan. 21. With Fox not announcing any premiere date for the “Prison Break” event series, it’s safe to assume scheduling conflicts are being worked out.

The original “Prison Break” centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brother’s (Purcell) innocence and save him from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.

Heading into the 2016-17 season, Fox is bulking up its slate with revival series. Following this month’s “X-Files” event series, the “Prison Break” news comes the same day as the network confirmed the pilot pickup for a “24” reboot.

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