Prison Break officially in development

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.03 - 2023 8:22 AM CET

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Prison Break officially in development.

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Fans of the iconic series "Prison Break" can anticipate a fresh take on the beloved show as Hulu has officially announced a reboot in development.

The original series, which aired from 2005 to 2009, followed Michael Scofield's elaborate plan to break his innocent brother, Lincoln Burrows, out of Fox River State Penitentiary. The show concluded its fifth season in 2017, but the story is set to continue, albeit with a twist.

This is reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The reboot will not feature the original characters but will remain set within the same universe. This new direction suggests a departure from the Scofield and Burrows saga, introducing a new cast and potentially new storylines while maintaining the show's thematic essence.

Elgin James, co-creator and showrunner of "Mayans M.C.," has been tapped to spearhead the project, promising a fresh perspective to the series. Despite rumors of a sixth season sparked by Dominic Purcell's cryptic social media posts in 2020, the reboot appears to be the next chapter for the franchise.

The original "Prison Break" series garnered a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim during its run, though its fifth season received mixed reviews, currently holding a 56 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus points to a show that managed to maintain some of its initial urgency but struggled with a plot that was at times both unconvincing and dull.

As of now, there is no confirmed release date for the reboot, leaving fans to eagerly await further details on the return to Fox River State Penitentiary.

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