January 15, 2017

Fox has announced an April premiere date for the revival of Prison Break. The cult action drama is returning to the air after an eight-year absence, back as an event series featuring most of the show's original cast.

The story will act as a sequel to the original series, picking up with Lincoln and Sara coming across clues that suggest that a supposedly-dead Michael may actually still be alive. The two reunite to orchestrate a massive escape that brings Sucre, T-Bag, and C-Note back into the fold.

Prison Break is the latest Fox series to return after an extended absence, helped in-part by its international popularity and its more-recent success on streaming service Netflix. 24 and The X-Files have both also been revived for limited series runs as of late, hoping to draw an audience of both new viewers as well as existing fans tuning in for the nostalgia of the originals.

Look for the premiere of Prison Break on Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00pm.