Amaury Nolasco confirmed today via Instagram that he will reprise his role of Fernando Sucre opposite fellow returning stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in Fox’s Prison Break event series. Production is set to begin next month in Vancouver on the nine-episode follow-up to the cult 2005 Fox action series.
The original Prison Break, which ran for four seasons, centered on Michael (Miller), who went to prison to try and save his convicted brother Lincoln (Purcell) by hatching an elaborate escape plan. In the drama’s new chapter, which picks up after Michael’s apparent death, Sara (Callies) has moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband (Mark Feuerstein). When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever.
Deals are pending for the other returning original players, Robert Knepper, Paul Adelstein and Rockmond Dunbar. Nolasco co-stars on the NBC comedy series Telenovela.
Original Prison Break producers Paul Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead return to executive produce the revival. Scheuring serves as showrunner/writer.