The storyboards for "Prison Break" season 5 episode 1 have been released online. The sketches showed an action-packed return for the series.
EW reported that the plot for "Prison Break" season 5 episode 1 will feature Michael Scofield being in prison this time. The upcoming installment would see Wentworth Miller's character locked up in a Middle Eastern prison and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) finding a way to get him out.
The publication also got an exclusive sneak peek at the "Prison Break" season 5 episode 1 storyboards of a car chase from the premiere. The first episode of the new season will see Lincoln being run off the road by new villains Van Gogh (Steve Mouzakis) and A&W (Marina Benedict).
"If people start finding out that Michael is still alive, then it puts their larger secret agenda at risk," executive producer Paul Scheuring said. "They'll kill anybody that finds out."
According to Collider, "Prison Break" season 5 episode 1 is slated for debut in spring 2017. It will also reportedly just have nine episodes. Sarah Wayne Callies is set to reprise her role as Scofield's former wife. Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Mark Feurstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, Inbar Lavi and Paul Adelstein are also set to appear in the series.
In another report by EW, Wentworth Miller revealed how the "Prison Break" reboot came about. "We started chatting and reminiscing," he admitted.
"Out of that back-and-forth came this idea: 'What if we revisited Michael and Lincoln from 'Prison Break?' Would Fox even be interested?' It turns out they were."
Miller and Purcell reunited on "The Flash" as Captain Cold and Heat Wave. "Wentworth and I have a deep friendship, but also a unique chemistry on screen, and it was just like we had never leftPrison Break when we reunited," Purcell said.
"Prison Break" season 5 is described as an "Odyssey" type of story with Michael's seeming resurrection and eventual return to his family.