Prison Break Revival at Fox 'Moving Forward' Despite Legends Hurdles

Prison Break Revival

Interestingly, The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow may have created a little “time” problem for Fox’s Prison Break revival.

Since Prison Break‘s leading men, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, are both committed to Legends of Tomorrow‘s 16-episode freshman run, scheduling Prison Break‘s 10-episode continuation has become something of a challenge, TVLine has learned.

Speaking to TVLine Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, where he was promoting Legends, Purcell confirmed that Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox — the studios behind Legends and Prison Break, respectively — are currently hard at work “negotiating the complexities” of a potential deal. But he maintained that the project is “moving forward.”

“There are a lot of moving parts to that conversation,” Miller concurred, “but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to shoot something this spring. Prison Break is taking its cue from Legends, which is the priority. So we’re aiming for spring.”

It was back in August when Fox announced that it had ordered the revival, with an eye towards starting production — presumably — this winter/early spring.

“I would describe it as a bit of a sequel,” Fox CEO Dana Walden at the time. “It picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show. The brothers will be back. Some of the iconic characters from that show will be back. I don’t think [exec producer] Paul [Scheuring] knows exactly where he’s going over the 10-episode arc, but it definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series for a new audience.”

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