The creator of Prison Break, Paul Scheuring has announced that the reboot of the series due for release in 2017 will not exceed the nine-episode season so as to prevent a ‘long slog’.
“On some level, that break that we had of six-to-seven years in real life allowed Wentworth [Miller] to appreciate what he had with Michael Scofield,” Scheuring told Entertainment Weekly.
“He said he wanted to inhabit it for a few more episodes. I said, ‘Look, nobody wants to revive this thing for multiple seasons and that whole long slog, but if we can tell a concise, closed-ended story in nine or ten episodes, I’d be amenable to that’.”
Prison Break will launch on Fox in early 2017 as part of the network’s midseason schedule – airing Thursdays at 9/8c.