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It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Fox's Prison Break erupted on the scene. Before the end of its first season, the show had hooked so many of us with its elaborate plot twists and constant tension-building. Prison Break pretty much demanded that you watch the entire show on the edge of your seat, and I was more than happy to oblige.

Now, in a bit of unexpected but truly awesome news, TVLine is reporting that a limited-series revival of Prison Break is in development at Fox! While all the particulars are still hazy, it's looking like both stars, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, should be returning to star if this comes to fruition.

It's interesting that the show Fox originally passed on due to questions about its longevity is now getting a revival, but I suppose that's just the nature of TV these days. Between The X-Files, Twin Peaks, [24: Live Another Day](tag:951373), and Arrested Development getting new episodes well after their cancellations, there's definitely room for a little Michael Scofield, especially if it's a one-off run.

In anticipation of the limited series, let's take a quick at what brothers Lincoln and Michael will look like when they're reunited.

Lincoln Burrows - Dominic Purcell

Looking just a bit more grizzled than I remember him from Fox River State Penitentiary, Dominic Purcell may have temporarily left his character Lincoln Burrows behind, but he has remained part of a working team with his co-star.

Purcell and Miller appeared on the other side of the law in The Flash as a ruthless pair of villains known as Heat Wave and Captain Cold.


It's nice to know no matter what kind of crimes they are committing or escaping, these two want to do it together. They'll be together again in the CW spin-off series [DC's Legends of Tomorrow](tag:2937021), but that's still not enough for this intimidating duo!

Michael Scofield - Wentworth Miller

As if we needed another reason to love him, Miller is reportedly the person responsible for bringing Prison Break back to TV. According to E! News, he "floated the idea" of continuing the story, and Fox co-chairman Gary Newman later said that it would make "the perfect event series." Thanks to Miller, we'll probably get another 10-12 episodes that might even lead to something bigger.

While I'm elated that Miller is slated to return, I'm wondering how that will happen considering the fact that...

Michael Scofield dies at the end of Season 4.

I know he's been dabbling in writing screenplays lately, so I have to wonder if some of his work will be behind the scenes. Still, a Prison Break series just wouldn't be the same without Michael Scofield, so I don't see how he could pass up the opportunity to reunite with Lincoln. I guess we'll have to wait and see what other company comes to join them.


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