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Fox Mulling 24, Prison Break Reboots

Well, it looks like Fox is tripling down on series reboots this year. Following this winter’s announcement that the long dead Fox hit X-Files would be making a return to the network in 2016 as a limited series, Fox has now announced that both 24 and Prison Break will be returning to the airwaves next year.


24, which had a successful abbreviated return to Fox in 2014, is currently in the planning stages of a spin-off which would not star Kiefer Sutherland. Now, before all the Jack Bauer fans get in a tiff, the door remains open for Sutherland to guest star in a recurring capacity on the series, but it would follow a new, younger, male lead. This new male anti-hero would be working alongside an older, more experienced, female agent (who, according to TVLine, will not be Kate Morgan- played by Yvonne Strahovski in last year’s reboot). The series is being developed by Howard Gordon, and would be written by 24: Live Another Day vets Manny Coto and Evan Katz.

Also in the early stages at Fox is a limited run series return for Prison Break. The series, which originally ran from 2005-2009 on Fox, would return for a twelve-episode run (again, per TVLine), and would star Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell reprising their roles as the Scofield brothers. While no additional information is available at this time, those looking to fill the Miller-Purcell void in their lives can catch both men on the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the CW.


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