Prison Break is an American television series that premiered on the Fox Network on August 29, 2005. The story revolves around a man who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother's elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence. The serialized story structure of Prison Break is attributed to the format of storytelling adapted by the writers as each episode covers a part of the escape plan, a similar format used by Lost and 24. The first season of Prison Break was primarily filmed at Joliet Prison, which also contributed to the uniqueness of the show. Its success and recognition as a prison drama also revived interest in the genre.

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Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring. Seasons 1 through 4 were broadcast on FOX from 2005 to 2009. Season 5 aired from April-May 2017. While Season 6 was confirmed in January 2018, FOX decided not to move forward as of August 2019, and Wentworth Miller said he was no longer interested in participating in the show in 2020.

Michael Scofield is a desperate man in a desperate situation. His brother, Lincoln Burrows, was convicted of a crime he didn't commit and put on Death Row. Michael holds up a bank to get himself incarcerated alongside his brother in Fox River State Penitentiary, then sets in motion a series of elaborate plans to break Lincoln out and prove his innocence. Once out of jail, their perils aren't over -- the brothers must flee to escape recapture and battle an intricate political conspiracy that puts everyone's life at risk.



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