You all thought he was dead, didn’t you? Well it looks like he’s not.

Michael Schofield is very much alive and well…well…not so well. He’s in prison. In what looks like the middle east.

Last time we saw the gang together it was to break Sara out of prison (it’s like there’s theme throughout each season) after she’s arrested for the death of Michael’s Mum. It ended anticlimactically and sadly with the death of a certain character, which left a lot of fans, who put up with the shows crazy plans and sub-plots for five seasons, quite angry.

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Here, this new limited series, succinctly titled Prison Break: Sequel, picks up a few years later when Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) has moved on with life and her child, Mike. When strong evidence says that Michael is still alive Sara re-teams with Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) to pull off the biggest break out yet, which also pulls back one-armed career criminal T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar), and good friend Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) into the fray of action.

While some might argue that this series is just another money-spinner for FOX, others would say that it is vital as The Final Break ended so badly and this would give the whole story the ending it deserves.

The original show was full of drama and excitement but also silly and extreme sub-plots that dragged the entire ‘escape’ aspect for too long and knotted the twists and turns when not needed. Its one redemption was the sterling performances from Wade Williams, Stacy Keach, Peter Stormare, Cress Williams, Silas Weir Mitchell among many others.

I just want to see William Fichtner as Alex Mahone again. Fichtner’s addition to the cast was nothing short of brilliant and solid. And what of Jodi Lyn O’Keefe? Her part as Gretchen Morgan was deliciously evil and dark but her story ended abruptly.

This trailer seems to carry on the high energy of the first season, where each turn and part of the plan was met with gasps and heart-slowing moments. I am looking forward to seeing these brothers in action again after all these years and hope they all find a resolution to their lives.

Starring: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Faran Tahir, Rockmond Dunbar, Robert Knepper, Paul Adelstein
Writer: Paul Sheuring
Released: September 2016

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