Back in 2010 – a year after Prison Break originally wrapped – series lead Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield) implied that the show was unlikely to return
Five years on and Miller was re-teamed with his former co-star and screen sibling Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows) on The Flash – Purcell was Heatwave, fiery familiar of Miller’s Captain Cold on the superhero series, and their reunion sparked new interest in Prison Break.
“I think the studio always wanted to at some point revisit Prison Break, but at some point Wentworth kind of semi-retired from the business,” Purcell explained.
With buzz at a high, Fox didn’t wait long to make an official announcement. In August, the network broke the news that 10 new episodes of the cult series had been ordered – later cut to nine.
Filming on the new episodes was scheduled for March 2016 once Purcell and Miller had wrapped on the first season of the series Legends of Tomorrow. Prison Break season 5 will launch on Fox in the US. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, as part of the network’s midseason schedule.