Inbar Lavi (The Last Ship, Gang Related), Marina Benedict (Flesh & Bone, Torchwood) and Kunal Sharma (Miss India America, The Kids Are Alright) have booked recurring roles on 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.
They join several previously announced cast members who are reprising their roles from the original series: Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows), Sarah Wayne Callies (Dr. Sara Tancredi), Robert Knepper (Theodore “T-Bag” Pagwell), Rockmond Dunbar (Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin) and Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre). A deal is still pending for original cast member Paul Adelstein, who played Paul Kellerman. New cast members include Rick Yune, Augustus Prew and Steve Mouzakis.
The original Prison Break, which ran for four seasons, centered on Michael, who went to prison to try and save his convicted brother Lincoln by hatching an elaborate escape plan. In the drama’s new chapter, when clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael might be alive, Lincoln and Sara reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees — T-Bag, C-Note and Sucre — are pulled back into the action.
Lavi will play Sheba, a beautiful and smart operator/fixer/activist who becomes involved with Lincoln. Benedict is A&W, a crazed villainess who is unconcerned about her physical well-being but efficient in completing her deadly goals. Sharma will play Sid, who’s artsy, wired– and in prison. His offense, despite what his docket says, is solely being gay.
Lavi is repped by ICM Partners, Justice & Ponder and Stone Genow; Benedict is with Artists Entertainment Group; and Sharma is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Luber Roklin Entertainment.