The great news for all “Prison Break” fans is already clear: You are going to see more of this story! Of course, the downside to that is simply that you will be waiting until the spring to see it. We will still take any news that we can on the subject of the show, which is why we’re rather thrilled that we have some more insight into what happened to get it back on the air.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Dominic Purcell makes it clear that the talk of the reunion first started in 2014 when he and Wentworth Miller first started working on “The Flash” as Mick Rory and Leonard Snart. From there, they eventually started thinking of ideas, talked to Fox about the idea, and got original creator Paul Scheuring on board.
Scheuring to the website that specifically, time was one of the biggest factors in making this happen — and he also made it clear that this revival may be a short one:
“On some level, that break that we had of six-to-seven years in real life allowed Wentworth to appreciate what he had with Michael Scofield … 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.’”
The timing of this does also work out publicly, given that Miller and Purcell had a chance to work on the revival this spring and summer, only to them go back to work on “Legends of Tomorrow” for season 2. (Technically, Miller is a series regular across the entire Greg Berlanti superhero universe, so he may appear on other shows, as well.)