If Lincoln and Michael taught us anything, it’s that solid intel is your best friend when you’re planning a Prison Break.
So we were psyched to hear Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell themselves confirm our scoop from last month that Fox’s continuation of the drama is coming closer to actually happening.
“That’s in the offing, yeah,” Miller told Michael Ausiello while the actor — as well as Purcell, his castmate in The CW’s upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — were in TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.
“Conversations are happening,” Miller added, acknowledging that everything he said was “assuming Michael is still alive.”
From what we know right now, the continuation would be a limited series revival of the 2005-2009 drama, akin to what the network did with 24: Live Another Day last year.
But yes, Miller’s character did not make it out of the series alive — a detail Purcell says won’t matter.
“I mean, Sara was dead,” he said, referring to Sarah Wayne Callies’ character who died in Season 3 but was revealed to be alive in Season 4 of the original series. “The [concept] that I’ve heard is completely brilliant, so people will be fine.”
Callies, who also stopped by the suite to promote her USA Network series Colony, noted that Universal Cable Productions’ Dawn Parouse Olmstead is her current boss and was an EP on Prison Break. So…
“If there’s anybody who has incentive to let me sneak off of set for a little bit and cross over to another lot,” such as the revival’s, she said, “it would be Dawn.”
Press PLAY on the video below to hear Miller and Purcell’s thoughts on the revival (talk begins at the 5:35 mark), then hit the comments: Would you watch a Prison Break revival?