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Prison Break @ Comic-Con: Michael's New Ink, T-Bag's 'Epiphanies' and More

Prison Break‘s Dominic Purcell remembers very clearly the first time he met co-star and on-screen brother Wentworth Miller.

Miller was was a “private” and “gentle” man, Purcell recalled during Fox’s Action Showcase at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, “and the most beautiful-looking man I had ever seen in my life.” He laughed. “And I was like, ‘Hang on, I thought I was the stud on the show.”

Purcell, Miller and co-stars Sarah Wayne Callies and Robert Knepper joined producer Vaun Wilmott on Fox’s Action Showcase panel; they shared the event with 24: Legacy stars Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits and producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto.

Here are the highlights from the Prison Break folks:

* Miller offered an update on his character’s series-centric body art: “Michael has a fresh set of tattoos and they are central to the plot, but they don’t work the same way they did the first time around.”

* When a fan remarked that Michael was dead at the end of the original series, Callies joked, “We’ve all been dead, sweetheart.” (She knows of what she speaks!)

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* Knepper said that “the catharsis and the epiphanies” that T-Bag has experienced during six years in prison — as well as what Knepper has experienced in his own life — are incorporated into the revival.

* “He has always had a comic-book facet, a superhero facet. He can endure what the next person would not,” Miller said when asked how his Prison Break alter ego would do on The Flash or Legends of Tomorrow. “I don’t think he and Snart would get along, necessarily, because Snart doesn’t get along [with anyone].” Callies added, “I think Sara Tancredi in the zombie apocalypse might not necessarily last too long,” making a nod to her (ultimately doomed) role on The Walking Dead.

* The panel turned serious for a moment when Purcell took an opportunity to thank his co-stars, Fox and the series’ producers — as well as girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord (90210) — for giving him the time and space to heal after a heavy piece of the set fell on him during the revival’s on-location shoot in Morocco. Miller remembered hearing the news of his co-star’s injury: “It was upsetting, of course. The man is my brother, in every way but blood.”

Prison Break is slated to return at midseason.

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  1. Bwhit says:

    Will you guys happen to be interviewing them in the TVline suite?

    • PatriciaLee says:

      “….To date, Fox hasn’t shot any new episodes for the nine-episode revival of Prison Break, but they shot the pilot and the network showed off a scene today…” This was in a Deadline article. I guess we have to hold our breaths, through this Ailes mess. When the boss of ABC went, so did Castle.

  2. N says:

    Glad it’s coming back

  3. NC says:

    Any chance Dominic and Wentworth can do Lincoln and Michael using their voices for Heatwave and Capt. Cold???

    • PatriciaLee says:

      Those voices are cool, aren’t they, and the subtext was there. I never heard of them or Prison Break before I watched them on Flash, then on Legends of Tomorrow. I couldn’t figure out why these two guys, who did not do much, grabbed my attention. I was mesmerized. When I did a google search, I found out about Prison Break, took it out from the library, got the husband hooked, bought the whole series, and the rest was history. We are here with you guys, holding our breaths, waiting for the next chapter, while watching the old episodes. I wish I were a billionaire. I would produce a lot more than another 10.

      • Dorothy Powell says:

        Gosh! I watched the original series! Loved it then and my daughter and I just finished watching it again on Netflix! The whole nine yards!

        But, when will the next season begin?!