A new series set in the universe of the highly successful Fox show Prison Break has been revealed to be in the works at Hulu.
Deadline has revealed that the new series is described as “a new chapter” and is not expected to include Wentworth Miller’s Michael Scofield and Dominic Purcell’s Lincoln Burrows, who were the focus of the original series. Further details are currently being kept under wraps.
The forthcoming show will be written and executive produced by showrunner Elgin James, who co-created Mayans M.C. The upcoming Prison Break installment is James’ first project since the Sons of Anarchy spin-off, and he’ll be producing it under his Sierra Drive banner.
What is Prison Break about?
Created by Paul Scheuring, the series debuted in 2005 and centered on Michael Scofield (Miller) as he’s sent to prison in an effort to save his wrongfully convicted brother Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) from death row and break him out. At the same time, he’s looking to find the real perpetrator of the murder he’s accused of, utilizing the help of a select group of fellow inmates and prison doctor Sara (Callies).
The first season received rave reviews from critics and audiences and was a ratings smash for Fox, spawning a franchise that included three more seasons, a revival season, a mobile phone spin-off series, magazine, tie-in novel and video game.