Prison Break Returns

Prison Break Returns: 9 Characters Who Must Be a Part of Fox's Revival

When it comes to Fox’s officially announced Prison Break revival, this much we know:

As TVLine reported in June, the action-thriller is returning in 2016 as a 10-episode event series — with both Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell (who now star and recur on The CW’s midseason superhero series Legends of Tomorrow) on board, as escape artist Michael Scofield and onetime Death Row inmate Lincoln Burrows.

Also, the revival is the handiwork of series creator Paul Scheuring, who in fact is adapting an idea he had at the time that he and Prison Break parted ways. As such, it will need to account for Michael’s fatal sacrifice on behalf of wife Sara, which capped the drama’s four-season run.

“Paul is very cognizant of [that death],” Fox CEO Dana Walden has said. “At the point that Paul left the show, he had certain [storyline] ideas but was not interested in staying with the show full-time.  So I would say to those fans, ‘This is the pure vision of the creator of the show.’ It’s going to take a little detour from where we left off, but it should feel very satisfying.”

In the name of Prison Breakers’ satisfaction, TVLine presents this list of characters (mostly alive, some dead) who it would be a crime to leave out of the revival. Check out our picks and share your own!