Prison break

Prison break is a drama television series created by Paul Scheuring, which premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29, 2005. The series revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison.

Prison break season 1

The first season follows the rescue of Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who is accused of murdering Terrence Steadman (Jeff Perry), the brother of the Vice President of the United States. Lincoln’s brother, brilliant structural engineer Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), is convinced of Lincoln’s innocence and formulates an escape plan.
The brothers, along with six other inmates, Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell (Robert Knepper), Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin (Rockmond Dunbar), David “Tweener” Apolskis (Lane Garrison), John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare), and Charles “Haywire” Patoshik (Silas Weir Mitchell), who come to be known as the Fox River Eight, escape in the season finale.

Prison break season 2

Prison break season 2 begins eight hours after the escape, focusing mainly on the escapees. The fugitives split up and journey to locations across the country with the authorities close behind them as they each pursue their individual goals. Several of the escapees reunite in search of a large cache of money buried long ago by another prisoner. Federal agent Alexander Mahone (William Fichtner) is assigned to track down and capture the eight fugitives, but is revealed to be working for The Company, which wants all eight men dead. To ensure the brothers’ safety, Sara, the prisoner doctor allows herself to be arrested and faces trial. During the trial, the testimony of former Secret Service agent Paul Kellerman, who used to work for the Company-controlled President, exonerates Lincoln and Sara. Several of the escapees are killed or recaptured, but the brothers make it to Panama.

Prison break season 3

Sona is a prison that has been run by the inmates and guarded only from the outside since a riot the year before. The third season follows both Michael inside Sona and Lincoln on the outside in Panama. The season follows Michael and Whistler’s trials in formulating an escape plan. Gretchen claims to have beheaded Sara and sends Lincoln a head in a box as a warning. As the season ends, the pair manages to escape along with Mahone, and another inmate McGrady leaving behind several accomplices including T-Bag and Bellick. Sucre’s identity is discovered by a prison guard and is thrown into Sona just after the escape. LJ and Sofia (who was captured for a guarantee that Whistler would go with her) are traded for Whistler, and Michael seeks revenge against Gretchen for Sara’s death. The Season 3 premiere is a great way to get audiences back into the series, and makes a nice jumping on point for newcomers to the Prison Break parade.

Prison break season 4

This year, instead of the simple formula used in Seasons One and Three that saw Michael Schofield (Wentworth Miller), Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and others fleeing from a variety of pursuers, or Season Two’s ‘on the run’ scenario, the tables were turned – Schofield, Burrows, and several more characters see themselves recruited by Homeland Security agent Don Self (Michael Rapaport), as he attempted to take down the insidious ‘Company’.
Self is a welcome addition to the show – his blunt, businesslike attitude is an important tool in keeping the story moving, with Schofield and co. never given a moment’s rest in their quest to recover the mysterious data bank named ‘Scylla’.

Prison break ratings

The show debuted on August 29, 2005 to an estimated audience of 10.5 million viewers. The premiere of the second season of Prison break obtained an average of 9.4 million viewers. Prison break was nominated for its first award, the 2005 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. In January 2006, the show had two nominations at the 63rd Golden Globe Awards, which were Best Drama Television Series and Best Actor in a Drama Television Series for Wentworth Miller’s performance. The show’s lead actor, Wentworth Miller, received another nomination for his performance in the first season at the 2005 Saturn Awards for Best Actor on Television.
Likewise, the series was nominated for 2005 Saturn Award for Best Network Television Series. At the 2006 Television Critics Association Awards, the show was nominated for Best New Drama Series. Nominations for technical awards include the 2006 Eddie Award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television (Mark Helfrich for the pilot episode), and the 2006 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music (Ramin Djawadi). In December 2006, Robert Knepper was nominated for the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.