'Prison Break's' Dominic Purcell Vows Reboot Will Be "Amazing"

"We'll shoot 'Legends [of Tomorrow]', and then once 'Legends' is completed, Wentworth and I will go straight into ['Prison Break']; we're basically shooting 'Prison Break' straight away," Purcell told THR.
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With The CW's Flash/Arrow spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow, and the revival of Fox's Prison Break on the horizon, Dominic Purcell is gearing up to spend a lot of time with his co-star on both projects, Wentworth Miller.

"We'll shoot Legends [of Tomorrow], and then once Legends is completed, Wentworth and I will go straight into [Prison Break]; we're basically shooting Prison Break straight away," Purcell told The Hollywood Reporter at The CW's TCA party Monday. "As soon as Legends finishes, we'll hop to another set. It's going to be certainly a busy couple of years for Wentworth and me."

During Fox's TCA exec session, Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden told reporters that the revival "picks up the characters several years after we left them in the last season of the show" and "it definitely will address some questions that were set up at the end of the series." And Purcell shared he doesn't know where the revival will find his character, Lincoln.

"I haven't really thought about it, honestly," he said. "I'm just so excited to see where Lincoln is, where Michael is. Just getting the brothers back together again is going to be amazing."

As Purcell and Miller prep to share the screen with two very different character dynamics during the next year, Purcell acknowledged the different chemistry required.

"We're not conscious of that," he said. "All Wentworth and I do is stay true to the characters, and what's written on the page. And the chemistry and the dynamic, that's an innate thing he and I have you can't articulate. We just work well together."

Legends of Tomorrow debuts midseason on The CW.

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