'Prison Break' spin-off in work at women's prison

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 07/15/2008, 11:17am

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Foxs long-rumored Prison Break spinoff might be less like Private Practice and more like CSI: Miami.

Executive producer Matt Olmstead and co-executive producer Zack Estrin said Monday that theyve ditched their previous plan to introduce a female character in the regular series and then spin her off into a separate show set in a womens prison. Instead, theyre planning an entirely new series under the Prison Break brand.


We had trouble casting for it … then the strike happened, Olmstead said. By the time we resumed the season, we decided to scrap that idea of doing it that way. Were in the homestretch of writing it.

Estrin added, This is more like a ‘CSI: NY’ more of a brand spinoff than a character spinoff.

The working title remains Cherry Hill (possibly Prison Break: Cherry Hill), and its still set in a womens prison.

The Hollywood Reporter

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