‘Prison Break’ to Return on FOX as ‘Ultimate Escapist Event Series’

Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller in Prison Break.

Dust off the tattoo gun, because Prison Break is coming back to FOX.

Co-chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman confirmed today the network ordered more episodes of the drama–which was a hit in its original four season run–which will run as a limited “ultimate escapist event series.” Both Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will be back as Michael Michael Scofield” and Lincoln Burrows, with show-creator Paul T. Scheuring serving as showrunner.

Prison Break, which ran on FOX from 2005 to 2009, centered around one man’s elaborate (and I do mean elaborate) plan to break his falsely-accused brother out of jail. Last year at the TCA press tour, Ms. Walden and Mr. Newman hinted that a Prison Break follow-up would be a “bit of a sequel,” picking up several years after the 2009 series finale. ‘Prison Break’ to Return on FOX as ‘Ultimate Escapist Event Series’