Prison Break Revival

Prison Break Revival: Augustus Prew, Rick Yune Join Cast

Fox’s nine-episode Prison Break revival has added Augustus Prew (The Borgias) and Rick Yune (Marco Polo) in major recurring roles, TVLine has learned.

Prew will play a character named Whip, who is described as funny, crazy (read: lethal) and pretty damn sharp. Yune, meanwhile, will portray Ja, a Korean identity thief whose disheveled appearance belies his genius.

Series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have signed on to reprise their lead roles as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows in the event series, which was greenlit in January. The cast also includes Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein, who’s playing the formidable husband of Sarah Wayne Callies’ Dr. Sara Tancredi. (Callies is in talks to return as Sara, but there’s no deal currently in place.)

“The story unravels on an international landscape — it’s not a domestic [plot],” Fox co-chariman/CEO Dana Walden recently shared. “We open on a very international contemporary-feeling story.”

Walden said that Fox’s Prison Break continuation will “address” the events of the straight-to-DVD epilogue, The Final Break, in which a major character met his demise. Noting how many times the characters have broken out of prison, “It’s not a documentary!” she laughed.

The Fox drama’s original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner.

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19 Comments
  1. Mat Granger says:

    I want to be castes for this show!!! Can we make this happen?

  2. Lisa says:

    9 episodes? Are Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell not coming back for season 2 of Legends of Tommorow? (Assuming it gets renewed). That seems like a lot to film in between seasons of another show.

  3. suhair khaleel abu shawish says:

    l cant wait but l dont like to change the hero

  4. Dominique says:

    what’s happening witht he rest of the castmembers? is amaury nolasco returning? can’t have prison break without michael’s best friend!

    • Weezy says:

      I agree completely. Amaury Nolasco and the guy who played T-Bag were my faves on the original. Amaury definitely provided alot of help for the brothers and it wouldn’t feel right without him.

  5. Chantall says:

    I remember sarah and michael got married, she also had a little boy named michael jnr, and michael snr died how will they bring back a dead michael

  6. Tina says:

    What happened to Agent Malone? I kinda forgot!! Did he get killed off before the series went off? I would LOVE to see him return to the new series. He played an awesome part!!

    • Pati says:

      If Agent Malone is the character played by William Fitchner, then he is still alive. If you recall in that straight to DVD movie, it shows him visiting Michaels gravel along with Sarah, Lincoln and the others.

  7. Tania says:

    Sarah’s husband?? I thought Michael was Sarah’s husband… didn’t they get married and have a son before Michael died?? I’m confused :(

    • Pati says:

      Yes, they did get married. But with Michael “dead,” that would make Sarah a widow, therefore free and clear to marry again.

  8. Weezy says:

    Not too familiar with the first actor, but I really like the casting of Rick Yune. I feel like he’s a bit underrated and plays nuance pretty well. The character description sounds perfect for him. I’m starting to find myself interested in this…

  9. russel says:

    Alex mahone ,t bag , sucre ,self ,franklin , general kranz , gretchen morgan

  10. Please bring this show back. One of the best TV shows ever made. I know Lincoln and Michael will be here, it’s a guarantee, but i’m just hoping Sarah, T-Bag, Sucre, and Mahone come back, it just won’t feel the same without them,