Prison Break is back, and that is a good thing for American television. The TV show with the brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows was one of the best back in the days, and fans of the show expect nothing less from the return.
The plot of the show is fairly simple, Lincoln, played by Dominic Purcell is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. He is expected to be executed. To save him, Michael, played by Wentworth Miller, holds up a bank, gets arrested, and then plans an escape from prison alongside his brother. One would think that the journey will end once they are out of prison, but the battle continues as they battle a conspiracy that puts them in danger of losing their life.
Now, you might think you know everything about the show and actors, but let’s test your knowledge.
1. Russian version
In 2010, Prison Break made it into Mother Russia, where the show was remade as “Pobeg”. Suffice to say, the show didn’t have the same success as in America. The dialogue was the main problem, and the scenes were just, awful.
2. Police problems
Only two of the main characters in the show were never arrested. Those two are Veronica Donovan, played by Robin Tunney and Sofia Lugo, played by Danay Garcia. The other 15 regular characters got into troubles with the police.
3. Expensive tattoo
Many fans were in love with Michael Scofield and his tattoo. But it came with a price, as in $20,000 to make it. And it wasn’t easy. If you wanted that tattoo, a regular tattoo master would need to spend somewhere around 200 hours to complete it.
4. More tattoo facts
Speaking of that tattoo, applying the tattoo took 4.5 hours. You can imagine how long they were filming, given the fact nearly five hours were spent applying a tattoo on the main actor.
5. Last Minute Cast
Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller got international stardom with Prison Break. And while many would think the actors were cast long before the show started, they were actually cast in the very last minute. For example, Dominic got the role of Lincoln on the spot. Wentworth’s character was decided about five days before filming began, while Dominic got the role in the last 72 hours before filming began.
6. Ban in prisons
The TV show was banned in all 13 prisons in the state of Michigan.
7. China Ban
The show is also banned in China. However, according to Dominic Purcell, a Chinese website gets 135,000,000 hits every Wednesday. Even bans cannot stop Chinese fans.