Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), condannato a morte per l’assassinio del fratello del Vice Presidente degli Stati Uniti, sostiene fermamente di essere stato incastrato. La sua unica speranza di salvezza è il fratello Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), ingegnere edile, che si è fatto appositamente incarcerare nello stesso penitenziario per mettere in atto un brillante piano di evasione. Un piano studiato nei minimi dettagli, che nasconde mimetizzandolo nei tatuaggi che gli ricoprono il corpo. But the plot is victim of which Lincoln is more extensive and complex than it seems.
Cast: Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows), Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi), Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), Robert Knepper (Theodor “T-Bag” Bagwell), Wade Williams (Brad Bellick), Paul Adelstein (Paul Kellerman), William Fichtner (Alex Mahone), Robin Tunney (Veronica Donovan), Patricia Wettig (Vice President Caroline Reynolds), Muse Watson (Charles Westmoreland), Peter Stormare (John Abruzzi).
Created and produced by: Paul Scheuring.
Four seasons and a tv movie (Prison Break: The Final Break) which closes the series with one hour and twenty minute flashback to explain the series finale. Prison Break is a show of political fiction that catches you since pilot with the ’ mark “Will they, won’t they?”, reportedly much evasion as the love story between the prisoner Michael and Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead). The idea of escaping from maximum security prison is likely to be limiting, tending to self conclusion at the same time as the inmates bring the feet out from jail. And this was in fact the main reason why the production of the series clashed with the doubts of those who believed the storyline more suited to the movies. But the show keeps very well until the end of the second season, with the construction of plots and intrigues that never make the voltage fail; subsequently loses a little’ its glaze with the introduction of new characters and scenarios that go to make it all pretty complicated and distorting the original schema. However you create empathy with the characters is to keep alive the interest in their fate up to the exciting and shocking finale. A show that mixes drama, thriller, romance and action capable of pleasing across the tastes of the public.
Beyond the main storyline deals with serious themes such as the death penalty and treatment of detainees, playing on the contrast between prisoners and victims often freemen devoted to serious offences and to General corruption. The story is told from the point of view of prisoners, with a thorough investigation of their experiences: After a few episodes it is impossible not to cheer for the success of the plan to (almost – in the case of T-Bag is really hard) all who are involved (the renamed Fox River 8), staying with bated breath for every little hitch. Prison Break It's one of those series that you fall in love at first sight and you can't do without; and this thanks to the protagonist Michael, a young genius, sensitive magnetic and willing to do anything to save those he loves and is perfectly represented by Gandhi's final phrase of the show “Be the change you want to see in the world“.