The ‘Prison Break’ revival has been pretty big news since the story first broke at around this time last year.
The revival of the prison drama, which is due to hit television in 2017 is definitely the final series of the much loved show. At least that is what the shows creator Paul Scheuring recently shared when asked about the show.
“On some level, that break that we had of six-to-seven years in real life allowed Wentworth [Miller] to appreciate what he had with Michael Scofield,” Scheuring told Entertainment Weekly.
“He said he wanted to inhabit it for a few more episodes. I said, ‘Look, nobody wants to revive this thing for multiple seasons and that whole long slog, but if we can tell a concise, closed-ended story in nine or ten episodes, I’d be amenable to that’.”
Scheuring went on to reveal that the new ‘Prison Break’ story is inspired by the classic greek tale of Homers Odyssey. Which means it will be pretty epic.
“It’s ultimately a story about somebody coming back to life,” he said. “The emotional heart of it is that [Michael] left behind a wife and a son he’s never seen before. [I thought] ‘Hey, wait, isn’t that The Odyssey?'”
In the story Michael adopts the name of ‘Outis’ just as Odysseus did in the original Greek poem, and where Odysseus was detained on the island of ‘Ogygia’, that’s now the name of Scofield’s newest prison holdings.
Prison Break will launch on Fox in early 2017 as part of the network’s midseason schedule – airing Thursdays at 9/8c.