Wednesday, 18 May 2016
First Look: 24 and Prison Break get a reboot.
With the upfronts beginning the US networks have started announcing their schedule changes, previewing trailers of new shows and wielding the axe here and there too.
FOX have released a look at two of their reboots. Prison Break and 24, which were megahits for the network in their day, and presumably Fox are hoping tempt fans back with their 2017 reboots.
24 Legacy, which is scheduled for February next year sees Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead) star as Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who, upon returning to the U.S., turns to the CTU for help in saving his life and stopping what could potentially be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Miranda Otto (Homeland), Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy), Anna Diop (The Messengers) and Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex) round out the cast of the new chapter, which will consist of 12 episodes (but, unlike the limited-run Live Another Day, is an ongoing series).
Much like its protagonist Michael Scofield, Prison Break is back from the dead.
Debuting at midseason, the nine-episode continuation picks up after Michael’s apparent death, with Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) having moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband (to be played by Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein).
But when clues surface suggesting that Michael (Wentworth Miller) may be alive, Sara teams with his brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) to engineer the series’ “biggest escape ever,” as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) and Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), are pulled back into the action.
It is expected Sky is likely to pick up both series for UK transmissions.
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