Dominic Purcell discusses on-set accident; will revival explain Michael's resurrection?

Carla Harmon
April 6, 2017

Almost eight years since it last aired on Fox, "Prison Break" is being revived for a nine-episode fifth season and brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) are in as much trouble as ever. Michael was killed and the franchise's time on air seemed to be closed with no point of return thanks to the film's killer twist.

Television's most jaw-dropping, adrenaline-pumping series "Prison Break" is back with a brand new season after a hiatus of eight years.

Miller admitted revisiting his beloved character a decade later provided a new challenge. Meanwhile, three other notorious Fox River escapees - Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Robert Knepper), Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) - are pulled into Lincoln's rescue efforts.

When looking at bringing the franchise back for a last (?) hurrah, Scheuring wanted to replicate the feeling of Prison Break's first season, which is considered by many to be the show's best.

Prison Break returns to Fox on April 4, 2017 for the first time since 2009. Lincoln reunites with Michael's wife, Sara (Callies), to engineer a huge escape. With all of these, it is certain that the fans will be treated to a thrilling "Prison Break" Season 5 that saw the return of Wentworth Miller. While a successful revival could lead to a second season, Callies told IBTimes that "Prison Break" Season 5 was pitched to her as a one-time deal. "I'm gonna die in Morocco?'" Fortunately, it didn't come to that, because miraculously Purcell was able to get up after a few minutes and head straight to the hospital to get sewn up. After narrowly surviving, Lincoln warns Sarah who thwarts another attempt by a hit man because what's Prison Break without a nice dosage of hit men. In the revival, despite being presumed dead, clues indicate Michael may still be alive. I would say that going into it I had no reservations. I watched the premiere of it in Austin, a couple weeks back, and I was sitting there watching myself going, "Oh, god!" She has a son, and maybe the biggest difference this season is that Michael is not the most important person in Sara's life; it's Mike, it's the kid who didn't ask for any of this. "You have to know".

Which means that Sara and Michael's child, who is now a pre-teen child, will play more of a role in this season.

Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows): He's gone back to thugdom... He also ended up ruining her life. I couldn't tell you another story about this group of people.

"But I think, from a lot of our perspective, it's a real honor to have people approach and kind of give you that piece of who they are and want to share that with you". The magic of Prison Break was keeping you hooked and wondering, "how will they get out of this?"

The fifth season of "Prison Break" premieres on Tuesday, April 4, at 9 p.m. EDT on FOX.

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