Prison Break confirmed as Fox's next show to return

It was only in January of this year that it was rumored Fox's hit shows X-Files and Prison Break might be making a return to the television airwaves, and we all know by now that the X-Files is on its way. Well, now Prison Break is getting its chance too, as Fox has confirmed the show will be getting a new 10-episode season. These two fan-favorites are following the path of 24, the first show that Fox brought back after its end, with the miniseries titled Live Another Day.

In announcing the Prison Break news, Fox also revealed that some of the show's original creators were back on board, including Paul Scheuring, who is tasked with writing the new season's first episode. It's not clear when the new season will make its debut, but as Deadline reports, once the first episode is written, Fox will place its order for the full 10 episodes.

No details were revealed about the plot, but its said to pick up several years after the original ended. Fans may be wondering how that's possible, since a certain central character was killed off, but Fox says the new season will mostly ignore the previous straight-to-video finale. The creators say they want to give viewers "a logical and believable explanation of why the characters are alive and still moving around the world."

Both Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, the actors who play the brothers at the core of the prison-escaping drama, will be redeeming their roles for the new season. Other major character will make an appearance as well, in the name of answering some of the questions that were set up at the series' end.

SOURCE Deadline