Breakout Kings Review: A&E's New Prison Drama Series

I suspect comparisons to Prison Break are unavoidable when discussing A&E’s new series, Breakout Kings (set to debut tonight, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST). In the interest of full disclosure, I was a huge Prison Break fan (yes, even after they broke out of about 15 prisons).

It’s not surprising then, that there are thematic similarities between the two shows, especially since two writers/producers of Prison Break - Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora - created Breakout Kings. Once again, the plot revolves around some cons, three of them to be exact. When yet another convict escapes from prison, the U.S. Marshalls decide to put together a task force - headed by Charlie DuChamp and Ray Zancanelli - who both exemplify two different types of cops. Charlie and Ray recruit three different cons, each with their own special brand of skills, along with a civilian named Julianne, who is sort of the receptionist/desk person of the crew and holds down the fort. Read More...


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