Different Direction for Prison Break Spin-Off


The Hollywood Reporter says Fox’s long-rumored “Prison Break” spin-off might be less like “Private Practice” and more like “CSI: Miami.”

Executive producer Matt Olmstead and co-executive producer Zack Estrin said Monday that they’ve 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 women’s prison. Instead, they’re planning an entirely new series under the “Prison Break” brand.

Estrin added, “This is more like a “CSI: NY” — more of a brand spin=off than a character spin=off.”

The working title remains “Cherry Hill” (possibly “Prison Break: Cherry Hill”), and it’s still set in a women’s prison.