Prison Break is coming back to television 14 years after its original cancellation, but Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller won’t star in the new story.
Variety shared on Nov 2 that a reboot is in early development with HULU. This will be the second revival of the crime drama. The initial series aired from 2005 through 2009, and it earned a new season in 2017. In both the original and the reboot, Purcell and Miller starred as the leads, Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield.
Dominic Purcell Confirms That He and Wentworth Miller are Not Involved in ‘Prison Break’ Revival
Purcell announced on Instagram today (Nov. 4) that he and Miller will not reprise their characters for a third time.
“Prison Break was an extraordinary gift for me and those closest to me,” he began, “especially my family. I was humbled mightily by its success here and globally. A one-off. A rare occurrence. I was very lucky, that has never been lost on me.
I’m indebted to so many.”
The actor went on to thank his fans for making his Emmy-nominated series a hit and admitted that the success “caught [him] off guard.”
“The impact the show had on people always fascinated me. Very humbling,” he continued. “In closing a new iteration of Prison Break without myself nor Wentworth is in the early stages of production. I wish them well.”
Purcell shared that that “chapter” of his life “had closed” and he’s looking at “a new and real possibility brewing.”
“Yours sincerely signing out. Dom and Linc,” he concluded.
Original ‘Prison Break’ Creator Paul Scheuring to Lead the Reboot
Elgin James, co-creator of Mayans M.C., will be writing the new Prison Break addition, and the series’ original creator, Paul Scheuring is leading the project. James and Scheuring will serve as executive producers with Dawn Olmstead, Marty Adelstein (Hannah), and Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious).
The OG series follows Michael, a structural engineer, who intentionally lands himself behind bars so he can break his brother, Linc, out of death row after he’s falsely accused of murder. Sarah Wayne Callies, Wade Williams, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, and Sarah Wayne Callies starred alongside Purcell and Miller.
The Variety report speculated that Stars Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller would not be starring in the cast this time around, but the publication did not confirm. As of yet, there is no news about the plot or who will be taking over as the lead characters.
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