• Publication date: August 31, 2009

Two Challenges Dealing with Extreme Tension

Like fellow serial dramas LOST and 24, �PRISON BREAK� is a complex series driven by smart stories and engaging action that rewards multiple viewings. Created by Paul Scheuring, the series revolves around two brothers; one who has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other, a genius, who devises an elaborate plan to help him escape prison.

Like fellow serial dramas LOST and 24, �PRISON BREAK� is a complex series driven by smart stories and engaging action that rewards multiple viewings. Created by Paul Scheuring, the series revolves around two brothers; one who has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other, a genius, who devises an elaborate plan to help him escape prison.

The third season of �Prison Break� follows both Michael inside Sona and Lincoln on the outside in Panama. Sona is a prison that has been run by the inmates and guarded only from the outside since a riot the year before.

Burrows is quickly contacted by Gretchen Morgan (a Company operative who was in charge of operations in Panama) who kidnapped his son LJ (Marshall Allman) and Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), the woman Michael loves. He is told that The Company wants Scofield to break James Whistler (Chris Vance) out of Sona.

The season follows Michael and Whistler's trials in formulating an escape plan, as Michael has to deal with extreme tension and as Lincoln deals with the Company's operative Gretchen Morgan (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe).

�Prison Break� was described as being more intriguing than most of the new network series, and it certainly is one of the most original, complimenting on its ability to create a "suspenseful thriller" and its "authentic look".

The series as whole stars Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows, Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, Amaury Nolasco as Fernando Sucre, Robert Knepper as Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell, Wade Williams as Bradley 'Brad' Bellick, Sarah Wayne Callies as Dr. Sara Tancredi, William Fichtner as Alexander Mahone, Paul Adelstein as Paul Kellerman, Marshall Allman as LJ Burrows and Rockmond Dunbar as Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin.

The third season was released in September 2007. It consists of 13 episodes, with run time of 42 minutes each. The premiere of the third season obtained an average of 7.51 million viewers.