Actors Rick Yune, Augustus Prew, and Steve Mouzakis are set to appear in Fox’s upcoming “Prison Break” revival event.
According to TVLine, the actors will play major recurring roles opposite the series’ original stars, Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield) and Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows).
Yune, who stars in Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” will play Ja, a character described as “a Korean identity thief whose disheveled appearance belies his genius.” Prew, who has appeared in “The Borgias” and “NCIS,” is set to portray Whip, who is “funny, crazy (read: lethal), and sharp.” Mouzakis, who was seen in “The Secret Life of Us” and “Very Small Business,” will take on the role of Van Gogh, who is described as “a bad-ass nut-job.”
The three new cast members join another recent cast addition, Mark Feuerstein, who stars in USA Network’s “Royal Pains.” According to Deadline, negotiations are still underway to bring back original cast members Robert Knepper (T-Bag Bagwell), Sarah Wayne Callies (Dr. Sara Tancredi), Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), and Rockmond Dunbar (C-Note Franklin).
The “Prison Break” limited event series will consist of nine episodes and will reportedly pick up from where the Fox serial action/drama series left off when it ended after four seasons in 2010.
“The story unravels on an international landscape it’s not a domestic [plot],” Fox CEO and co-chairman Dana Walden told TVLine in January about the revival event’s plot. “We open on a very international contemporary-feeling story.”
According to Deadline, the revival series will see Sara, Fernando, C-Note, and Lincoln heading to Yemen, determined to bring Michael back from where he has been held captive since faking his own death in Miami.
The original series followed Michael as he entered prison in an attempt to save his incarcerated brother Lincoln.
Fox has not announced an official premiere date for the “Prison Break” revival event.
Wentworth and Miller currently star in “Legends of Tomorrow,” which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
Sarah Wayne Callies stars in “Colony,” which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on USA Network.