The ?international plot? overtones for the forthcoming Fox revival drama, Prison Break, had been long set when Fox co-chairman/CEO Dana Walden had announced so back at the 2016 TCA winter press tour. Michael Scofield who apparently was thought to be dead by his brother Lincoln Burrows and wife Dr. Sara Tancredi is resurrected in the new series and is revealed to be incarcerated at a prison called ?Ogygia? in Yemen.
In a latest report by Entertainment Weekly, Michael is revealed to be now known as the infamous terrorist Kaniel Outis who has had quite a success breaking people out of prisons. His special set of ?prison-breaking? skills landed him with the worst of the worst of criminals underground and the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS. Scofield has also changed a lot mentally and even physically especially since losing his famous tattoos in the final season. He now supports a new set of tattoos on his lower arms and hands that will also prove crucial to his new mission.
Wentworth Miller, the 43-year-old actor behind the role of Scofield, also dished some information about the transformation of his character.
?He?s walked a dark road,? Miller said. ?In the years since we last saw him, he?s been a part of some deep, dark government funded plots, and that?s left a mark on him. He is tortured by some of the things that he?s seen and that he?s participated in.?
Scofield also has made powerful enemies as series creator Paul Scheuring revealed that, ?Michael has gotten mixed up with the worst possible antagonists, and they become an obstacle to get past.?
Things aren?t easy either for Lincoln Burrows who will now be stepping up for his brother. While over past seasons Michael was the one usually calling the shots, Lincoln will now be the one rescuing his brother pairing along with friends C-Note and Sucre as well as with old foes like T-Bag and Kellerman.
T-Bag is the one who brings the news of Michael being held in Yemen to Burrows. But when Burrows spills the secret to Sara, who is now married to a new guy, he faces new threats in form of Van Gogh and A&W.
Apparently, there are people who don?t want these secrets revealed. ?If people start finding out that Michael is still alive, then it puts their larger secret agenda at risk,? Scheuring said. ?They?ll kill anybody that finds out.?
With this week?s San Diego Comic-Con, more is expected to be revealed along with a new trailer for Prison Break Season 5.
FOX?s Prison Break revival is set to premiere in Spring 2017. The latest rumored launch date suggested is March 17 according to one of the crew members.