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New Prison Break series is officially in the works

Gregory Robinson

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New Prison Break series is officially in the works

Featured Image Credit: Fox

Prison Break will live to serve another day.

The immensely popular drama series is poised for a comeback but this time on the U.S. streaming service Hulu and without some familiar faces...

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Early reports suggest that the new Prison Break will not be a direct continuation of the hit Fox drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, but will instead be a new chapter. They are not expected to star in the new show.

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There's still lots to be excited about, because it's being written and executive produced by Mayans M.C. co-creator, executive producer and showrunner Elgin James. Mayans M.C. concluded in July after five seasons on FX and was a spin-off of Sons of Anarchy.

So, Elgin James definitely knows a thing or two about creating a new show set in an already established universe!

He is executive producing the new Prison Break show alongside creator Paul Scheuring, Dawn Olmstead, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz.

The original Prison Break initially aired for four seasons on Fox from 2005 to 2009. It starred Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit and his brother, Michael Scofield, who hatches a plan to break him out of prison.

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Prison Break is making a comeback. Credit: Fox
Prison Break is making a comeback. Credit: Fox

Prison Break is one of the most beloved dramas of the 2000s and has a cult following and it also picked up a Golden Globe award for best television series drama in its first season.

The two main stars returned when the show was revived by Fox for a fifth season in 2017. Another installment of the revival was in development after the success of season five, however in 2019 it was revealed that those plans were scrapped.

The Prison Break universe also includes the 2009 TV movie The Final Break, and a short-lived mobisode spin-off, Prison Break: Proof of Innocence, which was only available on mobile phones.

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In related news, Dominic Purcell got married to Miley Cyrus' mum Tish earlier this year.

After 28 years of marriage, Tish Cyrus' divorce from Billy Ray was finalised last year.

"It is after 30 years, five amazing children and a lifetime of memories, we have decided to go our separate ways — not with sadness, but with love in our hearts," read a joint statement issued by the couple.

Credit: Instagram / @tishcyrus
Credit: Instagram / @tishcyrus
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"We have grown up together, raised a family we can be so proud of, and it is now time to create our own paths."

Tish, 56, and Dominic, 53, announced their engagement by sharing a series of photos on Instagram.

"A thousand times…. YES @dominicpurcell," Tish wrote in the caption, followed with two images of the happy couple.

The couple exchanged vows in August, three months after they got engaged.

Topics: TV And Film, Celebrity

Gregory Robinson
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