Michael Scofield is back… and he’s back in jail. The first trailer for the reboot of Prison Break has revealed Wentworth Miller’s brooding jailbird is alive and well.
The structural engineering supremo is believed to have died when the hit show ended with season four back in 2009. But the new clip for Fox’s revival miniseries has shown he has somehow survived, but is yet again incarcerated, this time in Morocco.
The clip opens with Scofield’s young son – also Michael quizzing his mother Sara about his late dad, who they believe died when the boy was just a toddler.
‘What was my father like? My real father,’ he asks. ‘He was like a storm appearing suddenly out of a clear blue sky,’ she says, as flashbacks show their meeting back in season one when she was a prison doctor. ‘And then disappeared just as quickly.’
‘The storms, they can come back, can’t they?’ the child not very cryptically asks.
And true enough, a brief scene appears to show someone taking a grainy photo of Scofirld with a pinhole camera – with the photo ending up in the hands of Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell (Robert Knepper)
‘Looks like your brother might just be alive,’ the former inmate tells Scofield’s brother Lincoln Burrows, played by Dominic Purcell. ‘If you’re playing me, I’ll kill you,’ he replies.
Lincoln then passes the photo on to his brother’s widow, who is reluctant to believe her eyes. ‘I know you want it to be true – I want it to be true,’ she tells him. ‘But we’ve got to trust what we know. There’s only one way to find out,’ he replies.
Lincoln then travels to Morocco and enters the prison, only to come face to face with the brother he thought dead. ‘Michael, we’re here to get you out,’ he promises.
The mini-series appears to go back to the root premise that made it so popular, except this time its the older brother trying to help the younger escape.
Scofield appears to recruit his two cell-mates into the plan, while Lincoln gathers help outside the walls, part of which includes shutting down the city’s power grid.