It’s been seven years since we last saw Michael Scofield and the Prison Break gang but, thanks to the first trailer for Fox’s upcoming reboot, we’ve been reunited with some of the old familiars.
If you’ve concerns that the premise of the new ten-parter will stray from the original series’ trusted formula, cast them to one side: it turns out Michael Scofield is alive, in prison and needs help breaking out.
Tipping off Scofield’s brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) on Michael’s whereabouts is former prisoner, Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell (Robert Knepper).
After enlisting the help of Michael’s ‘widow’ Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) the former Fox River physician he meets in season one plans are put into motion to get Michael out.
As it stands, there are lots of unanswered questions (mainly surrounding Michael’s alive status) but we’re sure the series will answer them in thrilling form when it returns this autumn.
Prison Break began in 2005 and tracked the story of Scofield who gets himself imprisoned with the intention of breaking out his innocent brother, Lincoln.
The show ran for four seasons before the axe fell; a supposed swansong arriving in the form of a wrap-up TV movie titled The Final Breakin 2009.
Fox and creator Paul Scheuring cited the show’s Netflix popularity as one of the main reasons to revive the series which Scheuring has branded a “bit of a sequel.”
Returning for Fox’s event series are the characters Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), Rockmond Dunbar (Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin) and Paul Adelstein (Paul Kellerman).
We’re still holding out for an Alexander Mahone cameo appearance.