Good news, Prison Break fans! After weeks of dancing around the issue, Fox has officially announced that the show will return for a fourth season. After having its third season cut short because of the writer’s strike, Prison Break will return with as many as 23 episodes, according to Variety. Season 4 will pick up where we left off, following Michael as he plans revenge against The Company, Lincoln as he reunites with his son and tries to disappear, and Sucre as he adjusts to life as a Sona prisoner with T-Bag and Bellick.
Prison Break writer Nick Santora also confirmed the happy news on his MySpace blog, writing: “So we got word on Wednesday that we are officially picked up by the network for Season 4. This is great news. We are all very excited,” he said. “We are moving offices onto the Fox Studio Lot next week and we had to say goodbye to the offices that were our home for the past 3 years.”
He goes on to describe his new digs and it’s not as glamorous as one might think. “My new office is about half the size with just a tiny window which normally would suck except for one thing … I get to go to work everyday with people I love and respect and I get to be creative.”
Prison Break has done a solid job of maintaining their fan base over the years. They averaged 8.2 million viewers per night in season 3. That is down a little over 2 million viewers from the show’s premiere in August of 2005. In casting news, there is a rumor that Brett Ratner, executive producer of the show, is considering casting Yvan Attal for a role in season 4. The two had previously worked together on Rush Hour 3.
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– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Variety, Prison Break Manhunt
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