“Prison Break” is officially returning to TV with an event series on Fox. Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will reprise their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, though no premiere date has been set.
The “Prison Break” revival was announced Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., by co-chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
Based on the 2005 series, which ran four seasons, the original producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead will return as exec producers with Scheuring writing and serving as showrunner.
Heading into the 2016-17 season, Fox is bulking up its slate with revival series. Following this month’s “X-Files” event series, the “Prison Break” news comes the same day as the network confirmed the pilot pickup for a “24” reboot.