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Sarah Wayne Callies (â€œColony,â€ â€œThe Walking Deadâ€) will reprise her role as DR. SARA TANCREDI in the all-new event series PRISON BREAK, which is set to premiere during the 2016-2017 season on FOX. Callies joins series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, who reprise their roles as brothers MICHAEL SCOFIELD and LINCOLN BURROWS, respectively. In the dramaâ€™s new chapter, which picks up after Michaelâ€™s apparent death, Sara has moved on with her life, raising her and Michaelâ€™s child with her new husband (previously announced guest star Mark Feuerstein, â€œRoyal Painsâ€).Â When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the seriesâ€™ biggest escape ever. Â Additional casting to be announced.
An immediate critical and ratings hit when the original series premiered in the fall of 2005, the new event series will hit the ground running, reuniting the original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring (â€œKlondikeâ€), Neal Moritz (â€œThe Fast and the Furiousâ€ franchise), Marty Adelstein (â€œAquarius,â€ â€œLast Man Standingâ€) and Dawn Olmstead (â€œThe Whispers,â€ â€œGirlfriendsâ€™ Guide to Divorceâ€), who return to executive-produce the new series.Â Scheuring serves as showrunner/writer of the new series. The original action drama PRISON BREAK centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brotherâ€™s (Purcell) innocence and save him from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.
A breakout success in its premiere season, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series â€“ Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series â€“ Drama (Miller), as well as winning the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, PRISON BREAK thrilled audiences for four heart-pounding seasons, ending its run in May 2009.Â Â Additional details on the new event series will be announced at a later date. The series will be produced 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead, Â Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz and Nelson McCormick will serve as executive producers.Â McCormick will also serve as director.