The Prison Break limited series, which has been in the works for months at Fox, has finally come together. Fox’s Gary Newman officially announced the revival this morning. Creator/executive producer Paul Scheuring is currently writing the first episode and a bible, and when he is done, Newman fully expects the project to get straight-to-series order.
Stars Wentworth Miller, who got his break on Prison Break, and Dominic Purcell both will be back. The 10-episode limited series is “a bit of a sequel, it picks up several years after the end of the series,” Fox’s Dana Walden said. The new installment will largely ignore the straight-to-video finale, which saw the demise of Miller’s Michael, though the limited series will provide “a logical and believable explanation to why the characters are alive and still moving around the world,” Walden said. “The brothers and some of the iconic characters will be back, and it will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series for a new audience,” she said.