Fox is resurrecting two of its most beloved franchises -- Prison Break and 24 -- in time for the fall television season, and fans are in for a huge treat!
After getting the ax in 2009, Prison Break is back with original stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell reprising their roles as Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows for the latest chapter in the brothers’ saga.
In the first trailer for the anticipated midseason series, which also reunites Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein, it’s as if not a day has gone by. The clip opens with a contemplative Sarah (Callies) perfectly describing Michael to their young son -- “Like a storm appearing suddenly in the middle of the clear blue sky and then disappear just as quickly.”
Action-packed, drama-filled and emotionally-charged, the Prison Break revival -- which picks up after Michael’s apparent death -- promises to have everything you loved about the original, including one tearjerker of a reunion between Michael and Lincoln.
On the other side of the coin, there’s 24: Legacy, which won’t feature CTU member Jack Bauer (bummer!) but rather his successor, Eric Carter (played by Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins), an ex-Army Ranger.
Don’t expect the formula to change much with the new series -- hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it -- but it’ll be interesting to see just how Hawkins leads the “new” 24. (Kiefer Sutherland still has a presence behind the scenes, serving as an executive producer.) From the new two-minute trailer released Monday, it looks like Hawkins will be just fine.
Fox is betting big on 24: Legacy, slotting it in the plum post-Super Bowl time slot on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 before premiering in its normal home, Mondays at 8 p.m., the following night.
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