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Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield in "Prison Break" Season 5. Facebook/Prison Break

When Fox announced a “Prison Break” Season 5, fans had every reason to cheer. However, little did they know that it was Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller’s strong friendship and onscreen chemistry that made the revival possible. Those who are not aware, both Miller and Purcell are best of friends in real life too, just like their characters Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows.

“Wentworth and I have a deep friendship, but also a unique chemistry on screen, and it was just like we had never left ‘Prison Break’ when we reunited,” Purcell told Entertainment Weekly.

The tattooed genius Michael, his brother Lincoln and Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) will be setting screens on fire for Fox’s nine-episode revival in Spring 2017. [Spoiler Alert] This time the tables have turned and Michael would be the one behind bars. However, this is some sort of a relief as the “Prison Break” series finale had killed off Michael.

The revival will kick off with T-Bag (Robert Knepper) telling Lincoln that Michael is alive and captured in a Yemen prison. But how did the “Prison Break” revival idea come up in the first place? In 2014, when Miller and Purcell reunited on the set of “The Flash” as the villainous duo Captain Cold and Heat Wave, they started reminiscing the good old days.

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That’s when “out of that back-and-forth came this idea: ‘What if we revisited Michael and Lincoln from ‘Prison Break?’ Would Fox even be interested?’ It turns out they were,” said Miller.

Their next move was to get “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring on board. Scheuring became interested in the revival seeing Miller’s enthusiasm. He believes that the six to seven years gap in real life allowed Miller “to appreciate what he had with Michael Scofield.”

“Look, nobody wants to revive this thing for multiple seasons and that whole long slog, but if we can tell a concise, closed-ended story in nine or ten episodes, I’d be amenable to that,” he said.

Well, Scheuring may be wrong as “Prison Break” Season 5 has not only created maximum buzz but Season 6 rumours are also making rounds. It would be interesting to see if Fox revives the popular show for another season.

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