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Prison Break is getting a reboot, but why?

The show about hot tattooed men learning how far they will go for the people they love as they writhe inside cages went off air in 2009 after four seasons.

tv Updated: Aug 07, 2015 18:46 IST
Prison-Break-originally-ran-from--2005-to-2009
Prison-Break-originally-ran-from--2005-to-2009

Popular TV drama Prison Break will return for 10 episodes after six years.



The show about hot tattooed men learning how far they will go for the people they love as they writhe inside cages went off air in 2009 after four seasons.



The first episode is now being written by creator Paul Scheuring, with stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell returning as brothers who perpetually find themselves caught up in shadowy conspiracies, reported Deadline.



Prison Break's return to the air is made possible by its popularity on streaming video services, particularly Netflix, where it has been one of the most-binged shows, according to a market research company.



Fox executives have said Netflix reintroduced the show to a younger audience, resulting in several adoring Tumblrs devoted to retelling its story, largely through GIFs.



It is the latest Fox show to get rebooted, following 24 and the upcoming renewal of The X-Files.



When it debuted in 2005, Prison Break was notable for its combination of absurd premise and tight plotting.



When Lincoln Burrows (Purcell) is wrongfully convicted of murdering the brother of the vice president, his brother Michael commits an armed robbery so that he can be imprisoned alongside him and break him out.



To aid in his plan, he tattoos the escape plan on his body, disguising it as art.