The Fox? Prison Break Season 5 series is expected to be released soon with the shooting supposedly finally starting next month as almost all the key characters have been confirmed to join the upcoming revival of the hit drama series.
Just last week, Sarah Wayne Callies confirmed her return as Dr. Sara Tancredi after finishing her earlier commitments with USA network sci-fi series Colony. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, who portray brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, respectively, also confirmed a spring shooting time phase as they were busy with the DC?s Legends of Tomorrow.
?There are a lot of moving parts to that conversation,? Miller told TV Line back in January, ?but we are hopeful that we?ll be able to shoot something this spring. Prison Break is taking its cue from Legends, which is the priority. So we?re aiming for spring.?
So the likely release date of Prison Break Season 5 can be expected to be as early as September 2016. That?s rather good news for fans of the series since earlier, it was expected to be aired way later in 2017.
Additionally, new characters have been added to the series by Fox with several key announcements coming in since last month. Augustus Prew (The Borgias), Rick Yune (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift) and Steve Mouzakis (I, Frankenstein) are the new actors to join the revival of the Prison Break series.
According to TVLine, ?Prew will play a character named Whip, who is described as funny, crazy and pretty damn sharp and Yune will portray Ja, a Korean identity thief whose disheveled appearance belies his genius. Mouzakis, meanwhile, will play Van Gogh, a bad-ass nut-job.?
Lately, actor Amaury Nolasco has been confirmed to be reprising his role of Fernando Sucre, a close confidant of Michael in the prison.
Nolasco announced the news Tuesday on Instagram, posting a photo from an old episode and writing, ?#Sucre is back with the gang! Buckle up! Looking forward to seeing my brothers again.?
The new series picks up after Michael’s apparent death, as Sara who has moved on with her life, raises her?s and Michael?s child with her new husband Scott Ness. When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever.
Fox TV co-chair and CEO Dana Walden told reporters in January the new Prison Break ?unravels on an international landscape, it?s not a domestic show.? She added, ?I?m hoping we?ll see many of the great characters ? return throughout the season. It has all the twists and turns you?ve come to expect from that show.?
The Prison Break revival will reportedly begin filming the 9-episode mini-series in Vancouver, Canada in April.