Fox to bring back T.V. drama ‘Prison Break’ this spring

After seven years of being off-air, the serial drama sensation “Prison Break” will be coming back in spring 2017. The crime thriller will return as a 10-episode limited series on FOX, similar to what FOX did with “24” in “24: Live Another Day.”

So before you get ready and excited to watch the “Prison Break” sequel, it’s only right to revisit what made the show so dynamic in the first place.

The series revolves around two brothers. One of the brothers, Lincoln Burrows, played by Dominic Purcell, has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit — the murder of the Vice President’s brother, Terrance Steadman. Burrows’s, Michael Scofield, played by Wentworth Miller, devises an elaborate plan to break his brother out of prison before Burrows’s clock runs out.

This first season revolves around Scofield developing his intricate plan to break his brother out of Fox River State Penitentiary in Illinois. This plan involves a tattoo that covers Scofield’s entire torso and arms designed in a code that only Scofield can decipher. Without revealing too many spoilers, the series revolves primarily around the premise of breaking out.

The consistency has come off as repetitive to critics, however, producers and writers find a way to make the next three seasons different in their own way by adding even more pieces to the puzzle.

The consistency in plots, characters and focal point are what make the series golden; it is the reason audiences fought so hard for it to come back.   

The main characters throughout the show present another strong suit — helping develop the audience’s attachments to a variety of personalities.

Throughout this journey, Scofield and Burrows come across vital characters like the prison doctor, Sara Tancredi, played by actress Sarah Wayne Callies of “The Walking Dead,” who acts as an important love interest throughout the series.

Other notable characters include Scofield’s cellmate from season one, Fernando Sucre, played by  Amaury Nolasco, who offers comedic relief and ingenuity that makes the series accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Fellow inmate Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, played by Robert Knepper, gives the show the consistently malevolent villain that keeps the audience intrigued and grimacing at the same time.

The dynamic brotherly duo between Scofield and Burrows rocks viewers at the core. It is a focal point in the series that keeps viewers drawn and devoted.

The mechanics of Scofield’s brain intrigues viewers as more foils enter his plans. It is exciting to watch a character of such intelligence react to the curveballs that come at Scofield.

It is now up to the writers and producers to make the 10-episode sequel as encapsulating and binge-worthy as the four seasons before it has been.