Sarah Wayne Callies will return in new “Prison Break” series
FOX confirmed today that Sarah Wayne Callies (“Colony,” “The Walking Dead”) will reprise her role as DR. Sara Tancedi 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 drama’s new chapter, which picks up after Michael’s apparent death, Sara has moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband (previously announced guest star Mark Feuerstein, “Royal Pains”). When clues surface that suggest Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever. 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 (“Klondike”), Neal Moritz (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise), Marty Adelstein (“Aquarius,” “Last Man Standing”) and Dawn Olmstead (“The Whispers,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”), who return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.
The original action drama PRISON BREAK centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brother’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 – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller), as well as winning the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, PRISON BREAK thrilled audiences for four heart-pounding seasons, ending its run in May 2009.
The series will be produced 20th Century Fox Television. Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz and Nelson McCormick will serve as executive producers. McCormick will also serve as director.