Prison Break will be returning to Fox next year for a 10-episode event series that will bring back stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.

Prison Break Event Series

Fox announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday that the network would be giving Prison Break a second life in 2016, six years after the show went off the air after four seasons.

“I would describe it as a bit of a sequel. It picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show,” Fox Co-Chairman and CEO Dana Walden said at the TCA tour. “The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back. I don’t think [exec producer] Paul [Scheuring] knows exactly where he’s going over the 10-episode arc, but it definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series for a new audience.”

“This is the pure vision of the creator of the show,” Walden continued. “It’s going to take a little bit of a detour from where we left off [with the straight-to-DVD coda], but it should feel very satisfying and event-ized. Fans will be excited about seeing these characters back together again.”

Asked about Miller’s Michael having to rise from the dead for the event series, Walden said, “What [Paul] pitched to us was a very logical and believable — in the world of Prison Break — explanation for why our characters are alive and still moving around the world.”

Incidentally, Prison Break stars Miller and Purcell are also costarring in DC’s new series Legends of Tomorrow. Miller is reprising his The Flash role of Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in the show, while Purcell will reprise the character Mick Rory/Heat Wave. Legends of Tomorrow will also star Victor Garber, Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz.

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