8th Season of "Prison Break" To Take Place On Mars
Creator Paul Scheuring joked on Friday if there was going to be an eighth season of his FOX drama"Prison Break" it would probably take place on Mars, given the show's tendency to demand viewers's suspension of disbelief.
Scheuring also confirmed that he initially conceived "Prison Break" as a two-season drama with 44 episodes. Because of the show's somewhat surprising steady and strong position in the Nielsens (the drama has averaged 9,5 million viewers throughout the 'Manhunt' season) the simple fact of the matter was the show would continue with or without Scheuring on board.
Although FOX has yet to announce whether or not they are renewing the series for a third season, Scheuring and his writing team have managed to wrap up the main conspiracy-related plotlines in the final three episodes leaving sufficient tissue to move into a third season.
When asked about the third season the producer remained mostly mum but did say that "there's a certain sense of redemption" and that it will be "more stripped down, closer to the Earth and brutal."
Scheuring also revealed that a character of one of the actors present at the event (Dominic Purcell, Rockmond Dunbar, Wade Williams, Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco and Sarah Wayne Callies) would not survive the end of the second season.
"Prison Break" is expected to continue to shoot in Dallas, Texas with additional filming carried out in Florida and Louisiana.
The drama returns with the final 3 episodes next Monday at 8/7c on FOX.
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