Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Amaury Nolasco have closed their deals to reprise their roles as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin, and Fernando Sucre respectively, in Fox’s Prison Break event series. Nolasco announced Tuesday on Instagram that he was returning to the series and now Fox has confirmed. Production is set to begin next month in Vancouver on the nine-episode follow-up to the cult 2005 Fox action series.
They join previously announced cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and Sarah Wayne Callies who will reprise their original roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows and Dr. Sara Tancredi, respectively. A deal is still pending for original cast member Paul Adelstein.
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, when clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may 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.
Knepper, repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment, recently recurred on iZombie and Public Morals. Dunbar will next be seen as a regular in the Hulu original drama series The Path, alongside Aaron Paul & Michelle Monaghan. He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Levity Entertainment Group. Nolasco, repped by Innovative Artists and Untitled Entertainment, 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.