Years after waiting for our favourite TV Show, the 9 episode thriller will be returning to our screens in 2017 featuring Micheal scofield, Lincoln Burrows, Sara Tancredi and many more. As an appreciation of the return here are 6 facts every Prison Break fan should know.
1.The Tattoos Would Cost $20,000
Tom Berg, the man who designed Micheal’s ink, believes it would take four years and up to $20,000 to complete to such a high standard. Instead, Wentworth Miller would have to go through over four hours of makeup to apply the art.
2. Sara Was Actually Meant to Die A Lot Earlier
Sara’s near fatal drug overdose was intended to be a definitive killer in season 1. However, plans changed with the network as soon as they discovered Sara’s popularity among the Prison Break fans.
3. Spielberg Mini Series
Steven Spielberg was reportedly interested in the project, as well as Bruce Willis who would’ve starred in the show, though the idea was yet again shelved before being brought back as the Prison Break everyone knows and loves following the success of LOST and 24 which really got the TV ball rolling.
4. Warden Pope Was a Real Life convict
It’s ironic that the man with the most experience of being behind prison bars in the show is actually actor Stacy Keach who plays Warden Pope. In 1984, he was arrested and sentenced to nine months in a British jail after being caught in possession of 1.3oz of cocain after a flight from France.
5. Characters Named After US Presidents
Lincoln Burrows, Theodore Bagwell. Or what about Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt? Could it just be a coincidence that two of Prison Break’s main characters are named after US presidents? Maybe not, as Micheal Scofield, Benjamin Miles”C-Note” Franklin and Alexander Mahone are closely named after the politicians Edward Scofield, Benjamin Franklin, and William Mahone, while Paul Kellerman’s surname was inspired by Roy Kellerman, the secret service agent riding in the car when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
6. Show Banned By Most US Prisons
The show is officially banned in 13 prisons in America whilst the flow of Prison Break DVD’s is informally halted by many other across the country. Who knows whether anybody has actually tried to use it as inspiration.