EW has learned that Paul Adelstein has joined the cast of Fox’s Prison Break revival, reprising his role as the former evil Secret Service agent Paul Kellerman, who played a key role in the conspiracy that landed Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) in prison in the first place. As revealed in season 4, Kellerman went on to be a U.S. Congressman running for president.
The next chapter in the Prison Break saga picks up when clues surface suggesting the believed-to-be-dead Michael (Wentworth Miller) may actually be alive. Lincoln and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar), and Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), are pulled back into the action.
The Private Practice, Scandal, and Girlfriends Guide to Divorce star is the latest in a crop of original stars returning for the Prison Break revival. The original producing team of Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, and Dawn Olmstead will also executive-produce the event series, with Scheuring set as showrunner and writer.
Prison Break is expected to debut sometime in the 2016-2017 season.