Breakout Kings

9:30pm – Wednesday, June 6 on TV 3

This week sees Prison Break’s notorious villain, Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, executing another daring prison escape when Robert Knepper reprises the character in Breakout Kings, screening on Wednesday, June 6 th at 9:30pm on 3. Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell previously featured in producers’ Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora’s series Prison Break and will now appear in multiple episodes of Breakout Kings. “He’s going to break out of Fox River, and the Breakout Kings are going to go after him,” Santora explains. “He’s just the baddest of bad guys, and if you want a show with stakes, take T-Bag.” “Robert Knepper is a great actor,” Santora continues. “He didn’t know what the storyline was going to be when we approached him, and his only request was that T-Bag not be killed.”

Knepper himself admits that it felt strange to revive his character for the new series. “It was surreal to go back and play the character,” the actor explains. “Usually you play a part, and [then] he’s dead, he’s gone and you move on.”

He also admits that he had initial reservations about playing the role again. “I thought, ‘Why would I want to do this again?'” he explains. “[Now] I know why, because when I did it again, it was a great part and there’s so many beautiful, juicy moments.” “It was so easy to go back into him,” Knepper continues. “I played him for four years, so it was a real act of love to go back and visit him.”

Make sure not to miss the return of T-Bag Bagwell when Breakout Kings screens on Wednesday, June 6 th at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Wednesday, May 23 on TV 3

Everybody is on the run from something. That’s the premise of 3’s brand new series Breakout Kings, premiering on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:30pm on 3.

Created by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, the writers and producers behind the hit series Prison Break, Breakout Kings centers on several convicts who are pulled out of jail to help track down fugitives in exchange for lesser sentences.

When a dangerous prisoner escapes from a maximum-security prison, the chances of catching him go down dramatically after three days.

So, to increase the odds, two U.S. marshals, Charlie Duchamp (Laz Alonso) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi), employ three convicts with specific skills to track them down in exchange for time off their prison sentences.

Olmstead and Santora wanted to create a series in which the heroes were motivated for different reasons.

“We do definitely dig into who the characters are and what their background is,” says Matt Olmstead. “One of the first things that attracted us to the show, when Nick and I were talking about it, was the design – it’s not six U.S. marshals in lockstep. It’s just the constant evolving chemistry of the convicts and the Marshals kind of working against each other.”

Make sure not to miss this when Breakout Kings premieres on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:30pm on 3.