So the series (ahem) usual suspects… Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield , Dominick Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Amaury Nolasco as Sucre, Sarah Wayne Callies as Sarah Tancredi
There’s some new blood (and somewhat literally) Mark Feuerstein as Jacob anton Ness Sarah’s husband and Christian Michael Cooper who plays her son Mike (yes Scolfield and the Doctor have a kid)
Then there are the new prison pals of Scofield’s that we don’t meet in the pilot episode, however I ‘m sure we will be meeting them quickly as this is an ‘event series’ I believe I’ve heard 9 episodes so this should be a jam packed addition to the original series.
So the gang’s all here seven years later it’s 2017 and everyone has moved on. There seems to be a possible resurrection when it is learned that Michael is still alive after the events of season 4.
Basically the theme for episode 1 is ‘The dead talk’. T-Bag is released and upon receiving his personal affects also gets one last piece of correspondence, with a clue to what might be some surprising news, though in our case we already know from the trailers.
Yemen prison, Linc decides to break him out
Your dad was like a storm appearing suddenly
a storm can be beautiful, frightening, mysterious.
They show up in your life and then just disappear
Michael Jr. -but storms can come back can’t they?
and sarah…as the previews showed/asked
question is… if they come back, is it the same storm?
So while watching the pilot of this event series I thnk it felt as though I was watching the original. THe mystery, what will happen, who of the original cast will we see and the feeling when you see them. Welcoming old friends or family you have not seen in years. Honestly, I didn’t realize how much I missed them, mostly Sucre.
T-bag… he who you love to hate I would call the Negan prequel only I’m not sure who is scarier. T-bag’s Robert Knepper has been in a few series or movies I’ve seen over the years (I swear he was ‘staunking me’) One was the CW ‘Cult’ and most recently he has had a small part on iZombie, so he I haven’t missed so much even though he’s in my Top 3 faves on the show.
Then for those of you not familiar with the original Prison Break, but watch the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, you will recognize ‘Captain Cold aka Wentworth Miller aka Michael Scolfield and Dominick Purcell’s Mick Rory aka heatwave (I think that’s the name) from those shows.
I’ve read you can watch this even if you haven’t seen the original, tough it would deepen the experience and so you’d get any possible references. If you are familiar with the original four seasons also there are some easter eggs. For those of you already familiar with the show big time thinking cap show. Coded messages, riddles and so on. That was one reason I like the show when it first came out in 2005 or was it 2006, because 1 it wasn’t reality crap, 2. it wasn’t some procedural 3. it was an actual story, I like the mystery of it. And the whole tattoo hidden clues I loved.
The abbreviated ‘season’ will have 9 episodes from what I’ve heard. One thing to do is Read the Odyssey if you haven’t and again if you did so you get some of the ins from the pilot.
The reboot idea started in 2015 with the stars of the show who reunited on the Flash and later Legends of Tomorrow and approached series creator Paul Schuring. He was on board and Fox jumped at continuing the global phenomenon.
Why this is a reboot to watch… because it’s not really a reboot, it’s a sequel!
It’s a perfect blend of our old ‘friends’ and some new faces. While its an ‘old’ show brought back, it’s in a sense made new again, (as each season previous did). That is one of the big problems with so called reboots regardless of if its a movie or TV series. 95% of the time they don’t have the same heart, tone,pace and so on (like Independence day to the new one) You need to improve from the original like the Lethal Weapon tv series did from the movies. It’s updated, you have 2 great actors, love the chemistry and it has everything, plus it does re-enact some memorable scenes from the movies only BETTER! The same with the pace, I watched the original movies not long ago they were boring compared to the show. Now what NOT to do with a reboot? 1 word..Ghostbusters. While yes there are cameos of some or many of the original actors, those playing the actual ghostbusters are not improving upon the personalities or comedic talents and just are so not as funny as their predecessors. The humor was forced and that crappy looking slimmer were just 2 of the things that ruined it.