The hit Fox TV series Prison Break is back with an all new season premeiring on Monday, September 1 on Fox. Some of the main players from this hit drama were present in San Diego for the Prison Break panel at this year's Comic-Con event. However, before those stars were brought out, the audience was treated to a very special introductory clip for the fourth season of Prison Break. I assume this is the opening sequence of the season premiere, and it looks like a doozy.
We have Wentworth Miller's Michael Scofield character, speaking in a voice-over, hiding out and stalking his prey that is Paul Kellerman (Paul Adelstein) and Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney). After some cat-and-mouse trickery, with Scofield catching up to the duo, bent on avenging the death of Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), we get quite the bombshell dropped on us: Sara isn't really dead after all.
This was only a half-hour panel and this was the first panel that I had seen that didn't even have a moderator, which was both odd and pretty damn cool. The panel walked out onto the stage to rip-roaring applause. Present on the panel were executive producers Matt Olmstead and Dawn Parouse and executive producer/director Kevin Hooks along with stars Dominic Purcell and the resurrected Sarah Wayne Callies. The floor was immediately open for questions, and the fans let them fly. Here's a sampling of what went down at this panel:
- When a fan asked about the challenges of the show continuing on, given its format of breaking out of prison and then fleeing, and if they had planned for the show to go on for many season. Purcell even admitted that it was an "unrealistic world that is Prison Break" but that "once we buy into that, the show can go on forever." One of the producers also added that, "There are a lot of prisons in the United States."
- There was quite a groundswell of support for the return of Sarah Wayne Callies' character, Dr. Sara Trancedi and when asked when we might expect a "renunion that we've all been waiting for" with Sara and Michael Scofield, she reminded us, from the back of her nameplate that, "Members of our audience may be under the age of 18," and then seriously added, "Very soon. I don't know if it will be before the first commercial break, but yes, by the end of the first airing."
- It became clear that Dominic Purcell is quite fascinated with cell phones, because at one point when Sarah Wayne Callies is answering questions about her character, it appears that Purcell is checking email on his phone, but we're informed that he's just taking pictures.
- Purcell also was asked about his starring role in John Doe, and whether or not it would return because there was no closure, to which Purcell even said he had no closure either. He noted that the show was indeed finished and that, "The number of people here that come up to me and say, 'Dude, I love John Doe' is just amazing." He also added that, "it was the hardest job I've ever done in my life, by far."
Prison Break returns to Fox on Monday, September 1 at 9 PM ET.