Hulu is developing a new take on the former Fox hit series “Prison Break.”
The series is currently in early development and Mayans MC showrunner Elgin James is attached to the project.
According to THR, the potential series would not follow the central characters from the original show, played by Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, but would be set in the same world.
James will write the script and serve as executive producer alongside Dawn Olmstead, Paul Scheuring, Marty Adelstein and Neal Moritz. Scheuring created Prison Break, and Olmstead, Adelstein and Moritz were all EPs of the Fox series. The project comes from 20th Television, which produced the original and where James has an overall deal.
“Prison Break” premiered on Fox in 2005 and ran for five seasons. In the series, convinced that his wayward brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) was wrongly convicted of the sensational murder of the Vice President’s brother, which landed him on Fox River State Penitentiary’s death row, a desperate Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) attempted a daring bank robbery in order to get himself incarcerated in Fox River with Lincoln. Michael, an engineer with access to the prison’s structural design, then masterminded an elaborate plan to free Lincoln by pulling off the ultimate Prison Break. The show starred Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, and Robert Knepper.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter