Prison Break is making a comeback after seven years with its fifth season and this time fans are hoping that Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) would be able to save his brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) by breaking him out of prison.
Yes, you heard it right, Michael Scofield is still alive and the fifth season will revolve around a family that will move heaven and earth to have their loved one back and clean his name from all crimes charged against him. In January, this year, Fox officially ordered the revival of the series. In March, it was confirmed that Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi), Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), Robert Knepper (Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell), Rockmond Dunbar (Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin) and Paul Adelstein (Paul Kellerman) would reprise their roles.
Filming began in April in Vancouver, and several Moroccan cities including Rabat; Casablanca and Ouarzazate. The Season 5 trailer shows Sara cuddling Michael Jr., who was asking about his father, then indicates that Michael is alive which would be confirmed by Lincoln through Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell. Lincoln then tells Sara and a plan is being hatched to confirm the tip.
Once the tip was confirmed and Lincoln managed to see face-to-face his brother Michael in an unknown correction facility, the story then progresses from that premise thus everything will revolved in the final words of the trailer, which is “For Family. For Love. For Justice. For Freedom.”
The new season for Prison Break came as a surprise even for the lead actors Miller and Purcell, who had cool roles in the superhero series “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” wherein they play another dynamic villain-superhero status as Captain Cold and Heatwave, respectively. However, die hard Prison Break fans saw that pitting the two in the two series only sparked speculation of the reboot of Prison Break.
Miller was the first to speculate that Prison Break would not likely return in an interview with Digital Spy.
“I feel as though we told the story we intended to tell. That’s something that’s very rare in television – that you’re allowed closure – and we were,” Miller stated a year after Prison Break was over.
For Purcell, he knew that the presented series was part of a growing idea of bringing back Prison Break and as he told Digital Spy, it is just part of the puzzle and how the domino fell on their favor of having another season to the widely embraced series.
“I think the studio always wanted to at some point revisit Prison Break, but at some point, Wentworth kind of semi-retired from the business,” Purcell shared with Digital Spy. “He’s jumped back into the fray now – and as soon as Wentworth was on board, that’s when the dominos started to fall.”
Thus, the question will Lincoln finally free his brother and clear his name? Prison Break is scheduled to hot TV screens in early 2017 and will be aired Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox TV Channel.
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