If you’re a fan of the Prison Break TV series, then you’ll know that Michael Scofield – who played the series’ protagonist – recently returned to the big screen. In fact, the actor is now in the midst of filming the upcoming fourth season of the series. But just because Scofield is backdoesn’t mean that all his old teammates are joining him. As it happens, several key players from the show’s four-year run have been cast in other projects. One of them is Lincoln Hales, who starred as Agent Kendra Spears. While Hales’ character didn’t make it into the big screen, he’s since appeared on Broadway and the big screen. In the coming weeks, we’ll learn of another important guest star casting – the one for which we’ll be writing this piece.
William Robartnton Pattinson
Although he doesn’t have many major acting credits to his name, William Robartnton Pattinson is certainly no stranger to the big screen. The British-born actor’s resume boasts a number of prominent film and television roles. Among his most memorable roles are Eric Cartman in the 2006 film The Overnight and Lance in the 2009 series Under the Dome. He’s also starred in the BBC’s 2015 sitcom My Mother The Car and the feature films The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The House With The Green Shutters, among others.
Pattinson was born in Hampstead, London in 1980 and raised in Devon. He graduated from Exeter University with a degree in English Literature. Aside from acting, he also enjoys writing and graphic design. For the past several years, he’s spent a lot of time in Canada where he now resides. In 2016, he launched a successful campaign to become Westminster’s Green Party MP. As of early 2018, he’s the group’s youngest ever MP, and he’s even made waves on social media, garnering over 22,000 Twitter followers and over 18,500 Instagram followers.
It’s been four years since Prison Break ended its four-year run on FOX. Since then, fans of the show have kept up with the daily lives of Lincoln (Scofield) and his fellow escapees, including the return of Michael (Scofield) and Walt (Pattinson) in the final season. While many speculated that the finale would be the series’ last, FOX ultimately decided to go ahead with a fifth and final season. In the meantime, the show’s stars have kept busy with various projects. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the upcoming Netflix original series, Master Of None, in which he’ll play Dr. Ray Krevinger. This will mark Scofield’s return to the big screen after a four-year absence following the 2014 film The Counselor. Before that, he’d starred in Moneyball, a 2011 drama about baseball that was based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name; and 21 Jump Street, a 2013 comedy-drama that saw him reunite with his 21 Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum. He’s also been linked to several TV and film projects that haven’t yet materialized.
Though he hasn’t been seen onscreen quite frequently over the last few years, Benedict Cumberbatch is certainly no stranger to television. Since 2011, he’s appeared in the series Sherlock, The Fifth Estate, The Hobbit Trilogy, and most notably, Sherlock Holmes, the BBC show based on the brilliant detective’s adventures. While in the U.K., he studied at the Rose Bruford College and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in London. He’s since gone on to star in several high-profile films, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Doctor Strange, which was released this past February. But perhaps his most famous role to date is that of Khan in the Star Trek Beyond trailer, which was released earlier this year.
The Future Of Prison Break
While we wait to see what 2019 holds in store for the Prison Break stars, lets take a look at recent developments regarding the show’s future.
In April 2018, it was announced that CBS had given the order for a 12-episode fourth season of the series. The show’s creators and producers, Paul Scheer and Robert Cooper, are currently in the midst of developing the season’s script. But that still doesn’t mean that production won’t be delayed. As it happens, Scheer and Cooper had to take a slight detour – due to the writer’s strike – meaning that they weren’t able to write the season’s script till early 2019. But they’re determined to get it done as soon as possible so they can start filming. When this season’s episodes are aired, it will mark the first time that many of the show’s key players have been seen onscreen in four years. But even when the show returns, changes will likely be in store for fans of the series. For one, production on the show’s fifth season has already begun and will likely take a chunk of the year. So, while you wait for the next instalment, here’s some exciting news to tide you over.
In March 2019, it was announced that producer Neal Hirsch had signed on to direct the upcoming season’s premiere episode. Hirsch, who previously worked with Cooper on the 2013 comedy feature, The Big Short, is also set to take on the upcoming Netflix original series, The Irishman. And while he hasn’t yet been cast in the latter, his work on Prison Break will likely lead to a role in the upcoming Netflix original series, The Man in The High Castle.
More Of Everything
If you love your TV shows, then it’s probably no secret that you’ll be happy to hear about more episodes being made. In the case of Prison Break, it seems as though the show’s stars have gone on to become even more influential. In addition to the 2020 season’s premiere, which will mark the show’s return to FOX after four years, fans of the series can also look forward to season five, which was ordered in April 2018 and will see the return of several key players. While it’s unclear as to exactly what projects the castmates will be tackling, it’s clear that they haven’t been holding back, either.
As for what’s next for the Prison Break stars, we can only speculate at this point. But it’s clear that they’ve got plenty planned. While Scofield was last seen in theatres in the sci-fi action comedy, The Counselor, which premiered in 2014 and was released that year, he’s since kept busy. Most notably, he starred in the independent feature, Lost In Translation, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Since then, it’s been followed by an acclaimed theatrical run in English theaters across the globe.
In addition to his upcoming projects, Scofield is also set to star alongside Charlize Theron in the upcoming crime thriller, Atomic Blonde, which is now in post-production. The actor has also had several prominent roles on stage, including the title character in George Orwell’s 1984 and the comic book villain, Venom, among others.
Pattinson, who was last seen starring alongside Keanu Reeves and Zack Synder in the upcoming film, The Outer Banks, will next be seen in the comedy-drama, Marriage Material, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. It will mark the English actor’s return to the big screen after four years.
While many details around the future of Prison Break remain a mystery, it’s clear that the show’s stars have not been slowing down. So, while we wait for 2019 to arrive and for the cast to start appearing onscreen again, here’s some exciting news to tide you over.