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The Fox network is in the early stages of developing a new storyline for the hit show Prison Break.
Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn has told reporters: "We are developing a new iteration of Prison Break. It's very early stages of development, but we're really excited about it."
There's no word on whether star Wentworth Miller will be involved and whether it will follow on from the fifth season, but co-star Dominic Purcell appeared to confirm the new season.
Last month, actor Purcell wrote on Instagram: "#prisonbreak season 6. In the works."
Obviously, fans around the world are wondering how they're revive the series, which finished on May 30 last year.
Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman was pushed to answer the vital questions, telling Entertainment Weekly: "No, it would not be an entirely new cast.
"It's very early at this stage. Paul Scheuring had an idea for another season, and he came and pitched it to Michael and the team.
"They were excited about it, but it's super early. We haven't seen any written materials at all."
The finale episode of season five was wrapped up in a nice little package. T-Bag was arrested and subsequently beat the shit out of Jacob at Fox River State Penitentiary; while Mike Schofield is exonerated after planting evidence and finally has his identity restored before turning down a job with the CIA and returning to a normal life.
The actor who plays Michael Schofield, Wentworth Miller, hasn't shied away from a potential sixth season, telling EW: "I wouldn't rule it out. I feel like there's more story there and now we're talking about multiple generations.
"There are a lot of different directions that we could go, but I'm not in favour of exploring any of that unless there's something awesome that we can sink our teeth into."
He posted a story idea for season six on his Instagram, which the studio executives turned down. It's set back when Schofield and Lincoln get sent to jail for the first time and are grappling with life inside a juvenile detention centre.
It goes into detail about the setting and introduces a character named Tag, described as a billionaire tech start-up genius who is an 'uber fan' of Michael and Lincoln.
Apparently this 23-year-old has redesigned the detention centre into an elaborate and deadly theme park that's based on the past five seasons of Prison Break.
It's a shame that Fox turned that treatment down because that would have been on hell of a season.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly
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