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“PRISON BREAK” EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the list of who will be back in the sequel!

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It’s official now: Prison Break limited revival sequel is a go at FOX with a straight-to-series order. The 10-hour installment -that might be only 9- will air sometimes in 2016, as announced by FOX’s chiefs during the TCAs. We don’t know much about the story yet, except it picks up several years after the end of the first series and will largely ignore the straight-to-video finale, which saw the demise of Michael Scofield, though they will provide “a logical and believable explanation to why the characters are alive and still moving around the world”. But here at Season-Zero, we have a little bit more informations to provide…

Based on the first episode only, written by original creator Paul T. Scheuring, here’s an exclusive list of the characters who are coming back, even though at this point only Wentworth Miller & Lincoln Burrows as brothers Michael Scofield & Lincoln Burrows have signed on for the sequel. Both will be series regular, of course. But don’t expect too much screentime for Miller initially. Michael is virtually nowhere to be found until the very last minutes. Don’t forget he’s supposed to be dead. Like really dead. But in Prison Break, no one’s ever really dead.

Sara Tancredi, played by Sarah Wayne Callies, will be returning -with her head still on her shoulders!- alongside Mike, her 7 year-old son. The one she had with Michael before he “died”. She now lives in New York and has another man in her life for quite some time named Scott.

Our dear Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell (Robert Knepper) will also return, with his sadistic smile, his very own sense of humor and his prosthetic hand. The show starts the day of his release from Fox River and he’s in very good shape…

Benjamin Miles ‘C-Note’ Franklin (Rockmond Dunbar) is expected to help Lincoln in his new quest. He now lives in New York too, and he is the respected leader of an islamic center next to a Mosque. He serves God and fights against radicalization.

Finally, Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) aka Michael’s dumb bestfriend also joins the team. He’s now working on a freelance cargo ship that travels the world (and transports illegal things, obviously).

New characters include Cate, a woman in her 30s who may be Lincoln’s girlfriend, they work together at a dive shop in Florida; and Sheba, a beautiful 20 year-old Middle Eastern smuggler.

One last info -at least for now- most of the action of the first episode happens in the United States -the shooting will take place in Atlanta- but we’re in Yemen towards the end, during civil war.

 

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“Colony” (USA Network) preview: Carlton Cuse & Josh Holloway are lost again… in L.A.

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Pilot” written and executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) & Ryan Condal (Hercules). Directed by Juan José Campanella (Son of the Bride, The Secret in their Eyes, Halt and Catch Fire). For USA Network, Universal Cable Productions & Legendary Television. 65 pages.

Description:  In the near future, the great city of Los Angeles still exists but in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some people decided to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The Bowman family is torn by those opposing forces and has to make difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. When the father, Will, is reluctantly hired by the chief of collaborators Alan Snyder, nothing can ever be the same for them…

With Josh Holloway (Lost, Intelligence, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break, The Walking Dead), Peter Jacobson (House), Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist, The OC), Tory Kittles (True Detective, Sons Of Anarchy), Gonzalo Menendez

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As opposed to his previous fellow co-worker Damon Lindelof who concentrates on the brilliant The Leftovers and a little Disney movie called… Tomorrowland, Carlton Cuse is buzzy buzzy on TV with 5 series at different stages of production: Bates Motel’s season three, The Strain‘s season two, The Returned‘s first season, Amazon’s Point Of Honor pilot and now Colony for USA Network, just ordered to series for 10 episodes airing this fall. He co-wrote the pilot script with Ryan Condal, with whom he worked on an ambitious pilot for NBC two years ago, called The Sixth Gun, which sadly didn’t move forward and I still think the network did a great mistake there… Anyway. Colony is another ambitious project which reunites him with someone he was stuck on an island with for several years: Josh Holloway, Lost‘s Sawyer.

Colony is not another story of alien invasion, like Falling Skies is, or V was. It’s more of a survival, but not The Walking Dead kind. It’s much more family friendly, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s probably closer to Fear The Walking Dead, the spin-off in the works at AMC, also centered on a family except they are not facing an invisible enemy like they do in Colony, but fucking zombies. So yes, the first thing to know is that no one in Los Angeles has ever seen the “intruders”. Well, no one claims to. Will we ever? Probably. But not anytime soon. That’s not the point. So far, they are only represented by millions of metallic drones, flying all over the city at night to oversee the curfew decided by the Authorities, and an impressive spacecraft, shown by far towards the end of the pilot. The only visible enemies are in fact the collaborators, those the Bowman family has no choice but to join in order to live an easier life, or so they are led to believe, with one precious goal to achieve: finding their oldest son, captured and sent to somewhere called “The Factory”, where people say no one comes back from… alive. No you’re not dreaming, a lot of comparisons can be drawn to second world war. It’s easy and obvious but it works.

The city of Los Angeles is a real character in itself in the pilot, and I love the way the writers progressively describes it throughout the first two acts. This way, the picture becomes more and more clearer in our heads… and frightening. We are embarked on the two separate journeys of the father Will and his wife Katie, who are looking for two different things: he wants to pass through the occupied zone he lives in to the exclusion zone where we don’t know exactly what happens, neither does he, it seems; she needs to find medecine for her nephew who could die soon, a rare commidity in those troubled times. His part is really tense and ends badly; hers is a little more agreed, and less interesting. But both gives us a real sense of who they are and why we should love them. We also visit a big luxurious mansion in the hills of Los Angeles with an incredible view on the city, and we discover there walls have been built all around; and also a very intruiging place called the Sanctuary House. I won’t spoil what it’s about but you’ll discover soon enough (and you can guess). Carlton Cuse definitely knows how to create conflicts, raise questions and gives a sense of mystery to everything, without forgetting to picture properly his heroes. I have nothing to say about the kids… and the dog. They are kids, one is cute, one is an angry teenager. And this is a dog. Like any other dog.

I’m a not a big fan of either Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies, and I don’t think either Bates Motel and The Strain are incredible shows we should all watch, but I feel like Colony is special enough to be highly anticipated by the TV junkies we are. It’s a departure from what USA Network has accustomed us to so it’s hard to tell which direction they want the show to go to and what is the long-term plan, but the pilot script is skillfully constructed and made me want to read (and watch) more. I’m suspicious though: how far can they go? It will have to go darker at some point to stay relevant…