New ‘Prison Break’ Revival Photo, Details on Michael’s ‘Odyssey’
Those monsters at FOX will make Prison Break fans wait until 2017 for the official revival, leaving next week’s Comic-Con 2016 panel a balmy oasis to the winter premiere. Take an early sneak peek at Michael Scofield’s return with a new photo, as well as details on the Odyssey-like return.
Entertainment Weekly snagged a new photo from the midseason revival, aptly featuring stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, who first shepherded the idea to return after a Flash reunion. Once creator Paul Scheuring got involved, the project began to take shape as an Odyssey tale to return Michael Scofield home:
With that long break in mind, it was Scheuring who came up with the idea to use one of the most famous epics in history to revive the beloved series. “It’s ultimately a story about somebody coming back to life,” Scheuring says — though he stays mum on just how Michael is still alive after sacrificing himself in The Final Break. “The emotional heart of it is that he left behind a wife and a son he’s never seen before. [I thought] ‘Hey, wait, isn’t that The Odyssey?’” And Scheuring took his inspiration literally: In both tales, the heroes use the assumed named Outis and resurface after seven years in the foreign land of Ogygia, attempting to get home.
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.
Set partially in Yemen, the new series will include among its prison-breaking cast Mark Feurestein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune and Steve Mouzakis. On the creative side, the revival will return original Prison Break creator and producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, Scheuring serving as showrunner and writer.
Stay tuned for the latest, particularly as Fox sets a firmer 2017 airdate as we head into Comic-Con 2016, and watch the trailer below.