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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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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
A lot of spinoffs, especially ones that this supposed one coming to be, usually fail.
Kiikii Kiikii 9 years
OMG!!! no wayyy!! theyre ruining everything abt it!!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
dont have that already on cinemax after midnight?
lala788 lala788 9 years
i love PB but the spin-off sound really stupid, i don't think i'll watch even one ep of this!
alexlove alexlove 9 years
What a bad idea!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
when I read the title of the show, I immediately thought you were joking. You're joking, right?
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
Cherry Hill? Makes me think of Cherry Hill, NJ. Like she'll have to climb the venting shafts above the Coach store and the French Connection is order to escape. Not a lot of street cred. Though I'm sure that's not the only Cherry Hill out there. I won't be watching, though.
julia_o_connell julia_o_connell 9 years
This is so wrong greed it creativity's worst enemy does brett really think he can make up for the rushhour3debacle with this and make money again?? DUH!
mediafreak mediafreak 9 years
no nonono no
demeter demeter 9 years
Oh please.
glitterandgold glitterandgold 9 years
Ahhhh.. I love Prison Break and I love that it's all about Link the sink and Scofield. I don't think I would like this spinoff since it is all about some girl.. I wanna watch Wentworth Miller the whole hour. Haha :)
nimue nimue 9 years
ugh i hate spinoffs!!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
i don't think the spin off would do so well. it's gonna be cancelled.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
Bad bad bad. Even Prison Break isn't what it used to be with most of the original cast dead and the addition with tons of characters I could care less about. They honestly can't think this is a good idea.
appreciated appreciated 9 years
BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds dumb and if the male version is already in the pits what makes you think making it women would make it better. Besides the obvious fact that women rule over men. (duh) lol Maybe if this idea was incorporated into the original season but not as a seperate show....come on now!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Sounds like a weak idea to appease all the female lead protestors. They need to fix Prison Break, not start a new show. I'm not interested in this. Unless Wentworth will be on it. LOL! No, I'm really not.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
I don't even watch Prison Break so I personally could care less if they made a spin-off because I won't be watching that one either.
wallaceo wallaceo 9 years
no, no, no!!!
splayer splayer 9 years
I don't watch Prison Break, but I don't understand how they can already be floating the idea of a spin-off based on a character that hasn't even appeared yet. Can you say cart before the horse?
mareepossa mareepossa 9 years
BAD IDEA...already, the show seems to be a drag.
schultzie11 schultzie11 9 years
ABSOLUTLEY NOT!!! terrible idea.
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
I guess I am in the minority because I think this sounds like a great idea! I would love to see the women breaking out of prison-- go sister-power!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sounds awful!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Sounds like a really bad idea.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Errrr, im staying out of this one.
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