“Prison Break” Season 5 won’t air until next year, but the hype is definitely real for the long-awaited revival of the FOX series.
Earlier this week, “Prison Break” writer Vaun Wilmott gave fans a little teaser to whet their appetite when he shared a new photo of Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) on his Twitter account. The photo appears to be a screenshot of a clip showing Michael attempting to escape his new prison. “Michael on the monitor. Looking for a way out. ‘Prison Break’ is back! @PrisonBreak @PBWritersRoom,” he captioned the pic.
FOX confirmed earlier this year that Michael did not die at the end of “Prison Break” Season 4 and that he will be in jail when the upcoming season opens. Based on the plot synopsis the network released, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) will team up to help Michael break out this time. “When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series' biggest escape ever,” read the synopsis, according to Digital Spy.
Purcell previously talked about the plot of Season 5, revealing that the storyline is heavier than anything they’ve ever done on the series. “It’s tying into what’s going on in the world today with terrorism. The show is taking place in Yemen; we’re dealing with ISIS and ISA, and obviously we left off with Michael presumably dead,” he told Deadline. “He wasn’t, he ended up working for this organization. It got to the point where he couldn’t do it anymore, and they threw him in a jail in Yemen to change his mind. He didn’t change his mind, they set him up… Honestly, the fans are going to be blown away by this. It’s really a riveting, high-tension thriller. It’s an extraordinary, extraordinary show. I’ve seen the dailies of it, and it looks like a cross between ‘Bourne Identity’ and ‘American Sniper.’ It’s crazy. It’s really, really cool.”
Miller confirmed that the “Prison Break” Season 5 premiere episode will pick up seven years after the events of the Season 4 finale. Michael has apparently gotten himself involved with a terrorist cell, and this is how he ends up in prison again.
“It's been seven years and he's walked a dark road,” Miller told Digital Spy of his character. “He's been up to some not so nice things and there's a question as to whether or not he's even qualified to be considered a good man. Has he crossed the line in a way that he can never come back? That's at the heart of the story we're currently telling.”
Are you excited to see Michael and Lincoln in action once more? “Prison Break” Season 5 is expected to premiere in early 2017 on FOX.