‘Prison Break’ revival series ‘in development’ at Fox

The rumoured revival series would reunite original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell

A Prison Break revival series is reportedly in development at Fox.

The revival would reunite original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell and take the form of a “limited series” along the lines of last year’s 24: Live Another Day, which featured 12 episodes and a self-contained storyline.

Though Fox representatives declined to comment on the report when prompted by TVLine, the network’s co-chairman Gary Newman admitted in January Prison Break could spawn “the perfect event series”. Meanwhile, Wentworth Miller has revealed that he “floated the idea” of more Prison Break to Fox executives earlier this year and received a reasonably positive response.

Created by Paul Scheuring, Prison Break revolved around two brothers played by Miller and Purcell: one sentenced to death for a crime he did commit, the other hatching an elaborate plan to help him escape from jail and clear his name. It originally ran on Fox for four seasons between 2005 and 2009. The network has recently ordered an X-Files event series to air in early 2016 and is also developing a 24 spin-off series revolving around a new male lead.