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Prison Break Pitches Women's Prison Spinoff

Prison Break Pitches Women's Prison Spinoff

First Private Practice, now this: The Prison Break team is planning a spinoff set in a women's prison. The show, Prison Break: Cherry Hill, would focus on a character named Molly who will be joining the regular Prison Break cast later this season. The rest of the info includes mild spoilers for upcoming episodes, but if you want to know more about the potential spinoff, just

Molly is an upper-middle-class wife with a lot in common with Michael: They've both suffered at the hands of the Company, they've both lost loved ones, and they both want the people responsible for their suffering to pay. Molly's introduction to Prison Break will come when she finds Michael and Lincoln at Sona. Ultimately she's sentenced to life in a women's prison because of her vengeful acts, but the government eventually lets her know that some of her family is still alive. Apparently that's where the prison-breaking bit would come in. Said executive producer Matt Olmstead, who is writing the spinoff script:

In a moment's time, she is transformed from an unapologetic murderer to a motivated woman who would do anything to get out of prison and be with them.

Olmstead said Molly will bring some clues to Prison Break and work with Michael and Lincoln to uncover the mysteries of the Company, and if the spinoff doesn't get picked up, Molly would remain a regular character on the original series. The producers are currently searching for an actress to play Molly, and after she's cast, they'll determine when she'll join Prison Break.

So, what do you think? Is this a good way to refresh Prison Break and give fans more to watch after the Sara debacle? Or does it sound like a bad idea?

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