Sarah Wayne Callies Commits to ‘Prison Break’ Event Series

Sarah Wayne Callies San Diego Comic Con 2015
Sarah Wayne Callies at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead, Colony) will be reprising her role in Fox’s Prison Break event series starring Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield and Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows. Callies will once again play Dr. Sara Tancredi in the upcoming series which will start shooting this April and will air during the 2016-2017 season.

Nelson McCormick is directing and will executive produce along with series creator/writer/showrunner Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead, Vaun Wilmott, and Michael Horowitz. The original critically acclaimed Prison Break series debuted in 2005 and ran for four seasons before wrapping up in May 2009.

Series stars Miller and Purcell are currently costarring on the comic book-inspired series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Details on the new Prison Break: In the drama’s new chapter, which picks up after Michael’s apparent death, Sara has moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband (previously announced guest star Mark Feuerstein, Royal Pains). When clues surface that suggest Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever. Additional casting to be announced.

The original action drama Prison Break centered on a young man (Miller) determined to prove his convicted brother’s (Purcell) innocence and save him from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison.