“Prison Break” Season 5 may get more than nine episodes, according to star Wentworth Miller.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Miller teased that the highly anticipated FOX reboot will premiere in spring 2017. In addition, “Prison Break” Season 5 might get more episodes than planned if the revival is well-received.
“The reboot is nine new episodes airing in spring 2017, and then depending on how it's received, and who's available, there could be another conversation about another bite of the apple,” he told the outlet at the 2016 Attitude Awards on Monday, Oct. 10. “We’ll see.”
Miller also talked about what fans can expect from the upcoming reboot. He confirmed that the Season 5 premiere will pick up seven years after the events of the Season 4 finale. “I can tell you it's seven years later, and you can expect a lot more of the same things that you loved first time around. And it will also be quite different as the characters have changed, so my character in particular is no longer just a hero - he's a few other things as well. I think the fans will get a kick out of it,” shared the “Legends of Tomorrow” star.
“Prison Break” Season 5, which is set to premiere eight years after Season 4, will see Miller and Dominic Purcell reprising their roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, respectively. Paul Scheuring, the creator of the original series, will also pen the script for all nine episodes.
Miller went on to say that he, his co-stars and the crew wanted to make sure they got the reboot “right” and avoid disappointing fans who have been waiting years for the series. “I felt responsible - we all felt responsible in that if we're going to do this, do it right. We wanted to add to what already exists, which is what a lot of people love and appreciate. We don't want to add something what's not in equal value and let anyone down. So we worked really hard,” he said.
Meanwhile, Miller’s co-star Purcell previously opened up about the upcoming revival’s storyline. “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,” he dished during an interview with Deadline.
The actor also shared a few details about what Michael has been up to during the seven years he was thought to be dead. “[Michael] 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 explained. “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.”
“Prison Break” Season 5 is set to premiere on FOX in spring 2017.