Ask and ye shall receive!
FOX have heard the calls from fans of cult hit ‘Prison Break’
Today the network announced that the hit escape drama will be back for a limited run.
More below, including news on the channel’s other new pick-up – another music drama from ‘Empire’ creator Lee Daniels.
According Deadline, stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell (pictured above) will both be back.
The 10-episode limited series is somewhat of a sequel, it picks up several years after the end of the series.
Per the report, the revival season will largely ignore the straight-to-video finale of the show’s original run, however will provide a logical explanation to why the characters are alive still alive.
FOX exec Dana Walden says: “The brothers and some of the iconic characters will be back, and it will address some questions in the series.”
‘Prison Break’ creator/executive producer Paul Scheuring is also on-board.
FOX also confirmed the series order of ‘Star’ – a new title from ‘Empire’ maestro Lee Daniels.
Interestingly, the drama pilot is also set against the backdrop of the music business.
The point of different? It’s set in Atlanta and chronicles three girls’ rise to the top of very challenging business. Walden added that the project “features a lot of Lee’s own DNA and represents a new perspective.”
Timing-wise, the arrival of ‘Star’ will sure set tongues wagging.
For, ‘Think Like A Man’ movie producer Will Packer recently announced a similarly themed show for NBC.
Titled ‘Buckhead,’ the series is described as a drama about ambition, sex, and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs.
Granted it seems like everyone wants another ‘Empire’ (including the creators of…’Empire’), we certainly welcome more “Urban” programming on mainstream networks. Since UPN’s deletion, it’s been long overdue. Long overdue.