[SPOILERS ahead for the Prison Break series finale.]
There’s little point in denying that nostalgia is largely fueling Hollywood these days, as demonstrated by films like Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys. However, the trend that continues to pervade the film world has been slowly creeping onto the small screen as well.
With the introduction of Girl Meets World as a sequel series to the 1990s show Boy Meets World, follow-ups to other sitcoms like Full House and Coach emerged with returns of their own. Fox in particular seems intent on dipping into their archives, first with its 2014 mini-series 24: Live Another Day and, more recently, with the much-talked-about The X-Files revival in 2016. Now it sounds like another former hit is starting to gain momentum with its own return plans.
TVLine recently caught up with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell – both of whom star on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow – about the unconfirmed reports about a Prison Break revival series being in the works. Here’s what Miller had to say:
“That’s in the offing, yeah. Conversations are happening, assuming Michael is still alive. I mean, [actress Sarah Wayne Callies’ character] Sara was dead. The [concept] that I’ve heard is completely brilliant, so people will be fine.”
Fans will likely remember that Miller’s character of Michael Scofield met his end during the series finale. However, as the actor himself pointed out, death on the show isn’t exactly definite. Dr. Sara Tancredi’s surprising return in season 4 notwithstanding, Fox will most definitely want both of the show’s leading men onboard. The fact that some (many?) fans found Prison Break‘s ending less than satisfying actually works in this new project’s favor.
Even Callies herself – who is currently starring on USA Network series Colony – mentioned that she would be tempted to appear as well.
“If there’s anybody who has incentive to let me sneak off of set for a little bit and cross over to another lot, it would be [Universal Cable Productions’ Dawn Parouse Olmstead, Callie’s current boss and an executive producer on Prison Break].”
We’d already heard that Fox has another Prison Break in the works, but it does sound like the project is progressing nicely. It’s still very early to tell whether this is a sure thing, but the cast seems very interested in returning, which definitely bodes well. In the meantime, fans will just have to wonder how the prospective series will orchestrates Michael’s resurrection.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on the Prison Break revival series.