Prison Break returned to TV screens on 4 April after eight years and fans could not be happier. In the premiere episode of season 5, Michael's brother Lincoln Burrows learned the news that his missing sibling is alive and is behind bars in a Yemen prison called Ogygia.
By the end of the chapter, Lincoln alongside C-Note travel to Yemen and visit Michael, but he refuses to acknowledge his past. He goes by the name Kaniel Outis and insists, "My name isn't Michael. And I don't know who you are," before abruptly walking away.
Fans of the show took to Twitter to share their excitement at their favorite show being back. One user tweeted, "The first episode of #PrisonBreak season 5 was crazy! So pumped this show is back."
Another fan wrote, "Michael Scofield IS BACK and he is charming, beautiful, as well as mysterious.. AS EVER. Beyond happy this badass show IS BACK! #PrisonBreak".
The upcoming episode of Prison Break is titled, Kaniel Outis, which will air next Tuesday, 11 April at 9pm EST on Fox. The official synopsis for episode 2 reads as follows:
As Lincoln and C-Note search for the "Sheik of Light," Michael and his cellmate, Whip, attempt an escape from Ogygia. Meanwhile, Sara's investigation into Michael's reappearance leads her to the state department and an uneasy reunion with Paul Kellerman
The upcoming episode of Prison Break is titled, Kaniel Outis, which will air next Tuesday, 11 April at 9pm EST on Fox. The official synopsis for episode 2 reads as follows.
Executive producer Vaun Wilmott spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Michael's twist and what next in store for the brothers. He told the outlet, "By the end of the first episode, we really wanted to leave a question mark over the character of Michael. Who is he? What has he become? Is it him? If it's not him, who is this man that looks exactly like him? Also, if it is him, could those seven years have massively changed him?"
Creator and executive producer Paul Scheurin said, "What happened to Michael in the last seven years? For me, that's a central thrust and drive of the season." Scheurin also acknowledged that Michael's tattoos are "part of the mythology of the show: he has tattoos, and he has a plan."
"Having said that, that was a conceit that was new 12 years ago. Now, it's familiar terrain, so much so that other shows have appropriated it. I wanted to turn all of that on its head. What's the scheme with the tattoos? By the end of the season, it's a double-triple reverse scheme. I'm hoping that it's rewarding to the audience," the created added.