The past few years have seen a number of once-cancelled series make a return to the air in some form or the other, with numerous members of the original cast and crew involved once again, a list that has included Netflix’s Arrested Development and its upcoming Fuller House, NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn, and Fox’s 24: Live Another Day and upcoming The X-Files. Now the latter channel has added another show to the roster, confirming that Prison Break will be returning in a limited series capacity in the 2016-2017 television season.
Fox made the announcement on Thursday at the Television Critics Association, adding that the series would run for ten episodes to begin, and original show creator Paul Scheuring would be writing it once again. Original series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have already been signed on to the continuation, with executives confirming other as-yet-unnamed cast members were also confirmed to return to the project. The show’s success on Netflix was credited with this revival, and the series is expected to air in the summer.
Prison Break originally began in 2005, running for four seasons before being cancelled in 2009, earning Screen Actors Guild nominations, Primetime Emmy nominations, and Golden Globe nominations for various categories during its run. Alongside Miller and Purcell, the series also starred Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco, William Fichtner, and Sarah Wayne Callies. Purcell and Miller were last seen together on the CW series The Flash, and are next slated to appear on the CW’s midseason series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.