I'm going to make no apologies for my deep and abiding love of Prison Break. Even if, as my cousin rightly asked, "Exactly how many freaking prisons can they actually break out of?" Well, Nick, the answer is two, okay? And I don't see you breaking out of any prisons, so be quiet. Robert Knepper, who played child molester/murderer/all-around-bad-guy Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell in the FOX series will be reprising his role in 2011. Yes, you read that right. Prison Break creators Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora had inked a deal with A&E to develop a new prison show called Breakout Kings. They, like the rest of us, loved Knepper's portrayal so much they've decided to bring him on to their new show (doesn't it seem wrong how much this horrible character was liked?). To Read More Click here.
What are the 'Prison Break' gang up to? The jail-busting manoeuvres of Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows came to an end earlier this year after four seasons of ridiculously contrived twists and pulsating action. The shaven-headed brothers fought The Company and paid a high price in their crusade for justice, all while being accompanied and accosted by a fine array of devious faces. But while many of these characters found their freedom during 'The Final Break', have the actors behind them managed to break free from the show's shackles and secure much work since? Here's our guide to what the Breaky Bunch have been up toÃ¢â¬Â¦ Wentworth Miller The British-born actor's tattooed torso and babyface looks won over a legion of baying admirers in his role as the brooding genius Michael Scofield. Not even his permanent sweat patch in Sona prison put them off. But they've had to suppress their panting in the months since Prison Break ended as Miller has kept a low profile. However, he is due to pop up Stateside later this month in a guest appearance as an NYPD cop who saves a rape victim in Law & Order: SVU. He's grown a bit of hair for the role, too! Miller is also rumoured to be playing a plane crash survivor in the mooted mega-budget movie project Bioshock. Dominic Purcell In contrast to his smart brother Michael, Lincoln Burrows was a bit of a brute, grunting and brawling his way through the show's four seasons. Dominic Purcell's next role bears some of those traits, but he's certainly not playing the good guy this time. For he's been snapped up for the pivotal role of village idiot rapist Niles in the currently shooting remake of controversial 1971 classic Straw Dogs. Maybe all those years in the company of T-Bag will have served as good research for such a part? Sarah Wayne Callies Off with her head! Callies's troubled character Dr Sara Tancredi made a miraculous comeback from decapitation, but can her acting career recover from the demise of Prison Break? It's a bit too early to say, although she does have a supporting part in the movie Lullaby For Pi, which stars Rupert Friend and Forest Whitaker and revolves around a jazz singer losing his voice after the death of his wife. Due for release in 2010, wouldn't it be great if Callies played the deceased wife and made another unlikely return from the dead? William Fichtner Drug-addicted corrupt cop Alexander Mahone flitted between goodie and baddie in the last couple of years, with William Fichtner's superb performance showcasing the character's underlying vulnerability. Before the cracks appeared, Mahone was a bit of a high-flying, slick type - qualities which serve Fichtner well for his upcoming role as an ambitious and smooth TV producer in the next season of Entourage. A feature-length pilot from 24 co-creator Joel Surnow called Night And Day, which he filmed during a break in Prison Break's last season, has not been picked up and is still awaiting transmission. That's a real shame, as it gave Fichtner a rare lead role, starring as a homeland security officer who juggles fending off terrorist threats with his tricky personal life. A total departure from 24 for Surnow, thenÃ¢â¬Â¦ Robert Knepper After nailing his role as the homicidal, wisecracking paedo T-Bag as well as giving him a bizarre appeal to many viewers, Robert Knepper has been snapped up by Heroes for its forthcoming season. Unsurprisingly, he's been cast as a clever and charming villain yet again - but one without a false arm this time - just to allay any typecasting fears. It was recently announced that this role as Samuel Sullivan will be a series regular and the year's Big Bad, engaging in a bitter feud with Hiro. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe As the cruel and sexy Company operative Gretchen, O'Keefe certainly had both T-Bag and stacks of drooling male viewers wrapped around her little finger. Yet she's not had the same effect on casting agents since Prison Break wrapped, as she's only secured a small role in one episode of comedy The Big Bang Theory. In a recent interview, she stated: "Right now, I'm just scrambling for work, trying to find a project that I love and that I'm into and get back in the saddle againÃ¢â¬Â¦ the industry is very, very slow." Amaury Nolasco Despite his whiny pining for his beloved Maricruz, Fernando Sucre became one of the most reliable and loved characters on the show. During his four-year stint, Nolasco managed to shoot roles for movies like Transformers and Max Payne - and seems intent on carving out a post-Prison Break big screen career. Set for release in December, Armored sees Nolasco hook up with Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne and Milo Ventimiglia for a crime thriller centred around a cargo heist. 2010 will witness him as affluent Puerto Rican Segurra alongside Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary, adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's book by Withnail And I writer-director Bruce Robinson.
If you thought that Prison Break is over once the network bosses show it red light, then you can not be more wrong. The show finale was followed by episodes for DVD only and now to slake the ever increasing thirst for more of Prison Break, a video game is ready to hit the market. Actually, this game was planned long before but the whole project had to be shoved before the fourth season of Prison Break Read more!
It's no secret that Wentworth Miller will be returning to television screens via a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 's season premiere, which airs on September 23 on NBC. Of course, it'd be weird seeing the guy in a different setting, after four years of getting into prisons, breaking out, and generally running away on Prison Break . Of course, we now know that the former good guy/bad guy (depending on who you are) is playing pretty much a good guy on the SVU season premiere, as an NYPD officer who saves a rape victim. While NBC isn't really giving that many details on storylines for the show yet, they posted a sneak peek on the season premiere on the show's website. Yep, your first glance at Wentworth after attempting to take down the Company and paying too much for it. The video's right below, and my quick takes as well. Souce Here
Hey friends! So our favorite show Prison Break finally came to an end. The final episode of Season 4 which also served as the series finale was aired on 15th May, 2009. The two hour long special episode marked the end of the conspiracies, the fights for survival and the struggle of a brother trying to prove the innocence of his sibling. I must say that the great show received a befitting ending. I am sure that none of you must have missed the series finale titled Killing Your Number where we saw Michael and Lincoln taking a final stand for their freedom as they confront Christina and The General, before Christina is killed at the hands of Sara. The brothers are saved from being killed by The General due to the timely intervention of Kellerman, Sucre, and C-Note. After Scylla is handed over to the authorities, everyone starts leading a normal life. Then the characters were shown living their individual lives, four years ahead into the future and in the final scene we saw all the characters, including Michael and Sara's son Michael Jr., together at Michael's grave, who is reveled to have died some time ago. The episode as well as the series ended with everyone walking away. No one had thought that a show about sibling love which forces one brother to commit various crimes so that he can prove the innocence of his wrongly convicted brother would become such a huge hit among the audiences. But then perhaps Prison Break was liked mainly because it focused on strong family ties and relationships nurtured in love. Personally I feel that during its four season long run, every episode of Prison Break was worth watching. There were numerous subplots and supporting story arcs, however Prison Break never deviated from the main storyline which remained focused on the struggle of two brothers who set out to correct the wrongs done to them by the government agencies. And towards the end of the series we saw the brothers finally getting justice and being able to lead normal lives. I am surely going to miss Prison Break but I am happy that it ended at a high point and was not dragged on pointlessly.
It's been a few weeks since Michael Scofield said his final farewells in the Prison Break series finale, and everyone wondering what Wentworth Miller would do next can rest, for now. Today TV Guide Magazine confirmed that Miller will be guest starring on the season premiere of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, an episode that airs Wednesday, September 23 at 9pm on NBC. This news comes shortly after confirmation that stars Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay will be staying with SVU despite early reports that the two might leave, If you're a Wentworth fan worried that he'll be playing a bad guy...you're probably right. However, the initial character description seems positive, as Miller will play an NYPD officer who saves a rape victim. However, I've seen enough episodes of Law and Order: SVU to know it's never that simple. Source Here
After being that guy we love to hate, T-Bag, in Prison Break , Robert Knepper is set to become yet another guy we love to hate. Or so it seems, for now. And, of all places, it's Heroes . Knepper has signed on to become the lead villain in the fourth season of the NBC series, which will premiere in the fall. For at least six episodes, he will play Samuel, the character referred to as "Carnival Barker" in previous releases. He'll be charismatic, all right, but he'll be evil, like every other villain. The character will possess a wickedly twisted sense of humor, and he is expected to peek into the lives of all the heroes. The guy we used to know as T-Bag--the supremacist who's flipped side more often than anybody else in Prison Break, but ended up returning to jail after a failed attempt to bow down to the Company--is set to start shooting Heroes, with the rest of the cast, later this week. The series is set to return for its fourth season on NBC this fall. Source Here
"Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski recently announced that he won't return for the fourth installment so he can focus on a big screen adaptation of the "Bioshock" video game. It was then revealed that the project had to be put on hold while everyone figured out how to make the film on a smaller budget. Going outside of the US to shoot it is one option being considered. Now, " Prison Break " star Wentworth Miller has posted a message on his Twitter page hinting that he will be joining "Bioshock" in some way. "Prison Break may be ending, but I've got things in the works," he said. "Hint... one word: Bioshock." WP
For a moment, let's return to the events of the Prison Break finale. Michael was successful at bringing down the Company, but not without the casualties, in this case, his mother Christina. Kellerman returns and gets everyone out of their loopholes--well, all but T-Bag, who was imprisoned for everything he's done. Four years later, Mahone's got a new wife, and Sara's given birth to her son. And Michael, as we all know, died. We should also remember that there is a feature-length episode, "The Final Break", that will be released on DVD in July, and it will explain everything that happened in those four years, including Michael's death. The catch is, that one's been leaked online. Well, not exactly. "The Final Break" was, surprisingly, aired in other countries. Originally composed of two episodes--"The Odd Ball and Chain" and "Free"--it was first aired in Israel, which was the version that leaked, and will be aired in the UK tonight. For obvious purposes I shall talk about what happened in those episodes, although I won't leak as many details, because technically we already know what happened. But that won't stop me from posting this warning: there are possible spoilers up ahead, so unless you've seen it or are planning to buy the DVD, skip this part now! To Read More Click Here .
Prison Break - I gave up on PB after season 2, and I have mentioned previously, never thought it lived up to the excitement of Season 1. That being said, I know PB has had a big following on SideReel...so were you guys ready to see it go? Were you satisfied with the somewhat shocking ending? 4 seasons aired. Sit Down, Shut Up - This show seemed to have a pedigree for success - from Arrested Development writer Mitch Hurwitz and with voices of Development faves Will Arnett and Jason Bateman (and other funny people too), this animated show even had what could have been a funny premise: self-centered teachers working in a small Florida fishing town (and as a born and raised Floridan...I know there's humor here somewhere). Somehow though, all of these combined forces still amounted to a show that wasn't very good. 4 episodes aired. King of the Hill - I don't think we should be too sad about this show's demise, as it lasted for an impressive 13 seasons. Hill always existed somewhat under the radar as it aired in conjunction with the widely-praised and unending The Simpsons , but it too was an accomplishment in the world of cartoons. Again, 13 seasons aired. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - I'm guessing that this show's cancellation will draw the most ire amongst the SideReel community out of any canceled show from any network this season! In fact, in a sitewide poll, more of you wanted TSCC saved than the now-saved Chuck on NBC (which also mirrored the results of E!Online's very popular Save-One-Show Campaign). There is not a doubt in anyone's mind that this one was canceled too soon, so it will forever have to live on as a member of the brilliant-but-canceled community. 2 seasons aired. Which FOX cancellation has left the biggest hole in your heart?