Prison Break Season 5 might not have happened if not for Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell. The participation of creator Paul Scheuring sealed the deal. Below, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell revealed details about the reboot.
A revival of the serial drama seemed unlikely at first since The Final Break saw Michael making the ultimate sacrifice. Yet that small detail about his death did not seem to deter Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell. The key to their problem lay in the hands of Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring. If they could get him on board then they would certainly have a plan to resurrect Michael.
The enthusiasm of Miller seemed to rub off on Scheuring who agreed to it, but only on a limited run. Then again, recent hints dropped by the show’s writers could confirm the chances of a follow-up. The story might call to mind “The Odyssey.” The classic Greek poem inspired Scheuring as he reflected on the events of Michael’s life.
“It’s ultimately a story about somebody coming back to life. The emotional heart of it is that he left behind a wife and a son he’s never seen before. [I thought] ‘Hey, wait, isn’t that The Odyssey?’” Scheuring said. Yet he seemed to skip the part that would explain how Michael survived the finale.
Hence, watch out for certain similarities between The Odyssey and the show, according to Entertainment Weekly. First, the name of the prison that became Michael’s home for the past four years is Ogygia. Second, he is the notorious terrorist Kaniel Outis.
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The fortuitous reunion of the actors on the set of “The Flash” in 2014 paved the way for the reboot. As it turns out, both actors wanted to revisit their roles as the brothers Michael and Lincoln. Fortunately, their proposal to Fox for the reboot came at the right time with the network’s revival of two other hit series.