Prison Break has returned after seven years and with it Wentworth Miller‘s Michael Scofield, the breakout extraordinaire.


It seems the show has found a way around the fact that the main character died at the end of the series’ first run. The ‘how’ of the matter seems to be glossed over by the writers, at least in the beginning, but it’s the ‘why’ that will fuel the new episodes.

In addition to Michael coming back to life, his wife Sara will also make an appearance, despite being beheaded in 2007. Their son asks Sara in the trailer, “What was my father like?” To which she replies, “He was like a storm, and he would show up in your life and he would disappear.”

“But storms, they can come back, can’t they.” the boy says back, in more of statement than a question. Very astute for a kid.

Michael has found himself in a Yemeni prison and it is up to his brother Lincoln, buddy C-note, and fellow Yemenis to help him escape. And similar to the original, the reboot will feature a new huge and symbolic tattoo, as well as a complex escape plan.

Aside from the ludicrous plotlines, viewers can expect to see a singular Middle Eastern stereotype take over the Yemeni characters, which, considering America’s current state of affairs, seems not so smart. And especially at a time when Muslim-Americans and possibly refugees from Yemen, the show seems oddly brazen about the whole thing.

See the trailer below, and tune in tonight at 8 pm on Fox.

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