Sarah Wayne Callies has signed on to reprise her role in Fox’s upcoming reboot of “Prison Break.”
The event series picks up after Michael’s apparent death in the original drama’s 2009 finale, where Sara has moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband. When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with her brother-in-law to engineer the series’ biggest escape yet.
Callies re-teams with stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, who joined the series to reprise their roles as Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows last August. “Royal Pains” star Mark Feuerstein will guest star as Sara’s new husband.
Original series creator Paul T. Scheuring will return to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead will also executive produce. The “Prison Break” reboot will premiere on the network during the 2016-17 season.
Callies currently stars on USA’s “Colony” alongside “Lost” star Josh Holloway. She also previously held a series regular role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” She is repped by ICM Partners, More/Medavoy Management and Sloane Offer Weber Dern.