A&E orders new series by ‘Prison Break’ producers
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Attention all of you ‘Prison Break’ fans who still relentlessly flood our InBoxes for the return of the 2009 canceled Fox drama:
A&E Network has picked up ‘Breakout Kings,’ created by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora of ‘Prison Break.’ And yes, it is right up your alley.
The action drama follows the unconventional partnership between the U.S. Marshal’s office and a group of convicts as they work to catch fugitives on the run, according to a network press release. (You know, the kind of criminal-cop relationship we’ve seen work successfully on USA on ‘White Collar’).
More fugitives. More running. More catching.
We know it’s no Michael Scofield resurrection, but are you happy, Prison Breakers?
The series goes into production in Toronto in the fall and will air next year. The cast includes: Laz Alonso (‘Avatar’ and “The Fast and the Furious”), Domenick Lombardozzi (“The Wire’ and “Entourage”), Jimmi Simpson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’), Malcolm Goodwin (‘American Gangster’) and Brooke Nevin (‘Worst Week’).
-- Maria Elena Fernandez