Michael Scofield fans have cause to rejoice, because Prison Break is coming back.
Fox Television CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden have confirmed that the largely popular TV show would be making a return.
A 10-episode limited series was confirmed, with original creator Paul Scheuring to oversee the project.
The series’ original stars, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are also expected to return.
A number of other characters are also expected to return, including Robert Knepper’s evil character, Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell.
According to Walden, Prison Break will continue some years after the series ended.
“It definitely will address some of the questions that were set up at the end of the series,” said Walden.
One interesting to look forward to is how they reintroduce Miller’s character, Michael Scofield, who died at the end of the original Prison Break series.
“I would say to fans this is the pure vision of the creator of the show, and it’s going to take a little bit of a detour from where we left off. But it should feel very satisfying and event-ized,” Walden said.
Part of the what pushed the show’s return was its performance on Netflix, with Walden calling it one of their most streamed shows at Fox.
“It gave us a lot of enthusiasm moving forward that people are still really interested in these characters, and there’s a whole new generation of people who have caught up,” Walden said.