“Escape is just the Beginning”
MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Wentworth Miller) is a desperate man in a desperate situation. His brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Dominic Purcell), is on death row and scheduled to die in a few months for an assassination Michael is convinced Lincoln did not commit. With no other options and time winding down, Michael held up a bank to get himself incarcerated alongside his brother in Fox River State Penitentiary. Once he’s inside, Michael – a structural engineer with the blueprints for the prison – begins to execute an elaborate plan to break out Lincoln and prove him innocent of this sensational murder.
With the help of his cellmate, SUCRE (Amaury Nolasco), Michael begins to align himself with a disparate group of prisoners, including former mob boss JOHN ABRUZZI (Peter Stormare) and CHARLES WESTMORELAND (Muse Watson), a man some believe to be the infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper. On the outside Michael has only one ally, his defense attorney and longtime friend, VERONICA DONOVAN (Robin Tunney) – who also happens to be Lincoln’s former girlfriend. Meanwhile, Lincoln’s 15-year-old son, LJ (Marshall Allman), is now adrift without his uncle Michael’s positive influence in his life.
PRISON BREAK combines the hope of “The Shawshank Redemption,” the camaraderie of “The Longest Yard” and the tense procedure and spectacle of “The Great Escape.” This intriguing new series will reveal additional pieces of the puzzle each week as Michael carries out his daring plan to mastermind the ultimate prison break – and solve the far-reaching national-scale conspiracy that landed his brother there in the first place.
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