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 â€˜long slogâ€™.
â€œOn 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,â€ Scheuring told Entertainment Weekly.
â€œHe said he wanted to inhabit it for a few more episodes. I said, â€˜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, Iâ€™d be amenable to thatâ€™.â€
Prison Break will launch on Fox in early 2017 as part of the networkâ€™s midseason schedule â€“ airing Thursdays at 9/8c.