‘Prison Break’ confirmed to return for 10-episode revival series

Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will both be back for the 2016 revival series

Prison Break will return in 2016 for a revival series, Fox has confirmed.

Original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will reprise their roles for a 10-episode “limited series” steered by the show’s creator Paul Scheuring. The revival series was rumoured earlier this summer but Fox officially announced it a press event in the US today (August 6), TVLine reports.

Fox’s co-chairman Dana Walden said of the new series: “I would describe it as a bit of a sequel. It picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show. The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back.”

“I don’t think Paul knows exactly where he’s going over the 10-episode arc, but it definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series for a new audience,” Walden added.

Asked how the revival series will deal with the fact that one of Prison Break‘s main characters died at the end of the original series, Walden replied: “What [Paul] pitched to us was a very logical and believable – in the world of Prison Break – explanation for why our characters are alive and still moving around the world.”

Prison Break originally ran on Fox for four seasons between 2005 and 2009. The series 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.