After Fox cancelled a lot of its television shows, fans are relieved to know that “Prison Break” season 6 is still in the works. However, viewers have to wait a little longer before they finally see Lincoln Burrow (Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) back on the small screen.

But with the two brothers’ return, fans have been wondering about the story they'll be telling this time. The previous season seemed to have a closed ending; Michael was back with his family and they all lived happily ever after. So what's going to be the conflict to solve this time?

TV series’ development update

In an interview with TVGuide, Fox’s CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman revealed that “Prison Break” season 6 is still in the “very early stages” of development. This time, they are just focusing their attention to get the “next iteration right.” But before things get official, it will still take a little time before they finally announce anything.

"I don't anticipate there would be any significant announcements for several months," Walden said.

On the other hand, the show creator Paul T. Scheuring earlier revealed that the new season is already being written. The Fox TCA session president of entertainment Michael Thorn also added that people behind the television series are “really excited” for the upcoming season.

He even promised that they will be glad to share new information about its development when it happens - according to Den of Geek.

Michael and Lincoln's new storyline

Talking about “Prison Break” season 6’s possible plotline, there are theories that it might still be connected to its previous season finale’s events. To recall, season 5’s final episode, titled “Behind the Eyes,” ended with Michael being granted full immunity.

This covered all the crimes he committed while he was still under CIA agent Poseidon (Mark Feuerstein).

Because of this, he managed to return to his wife, Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), and his son, Mike Jr. (Christian Michael Cooper). From here, according to the series’ co-showrunner Vaun Wilmott, the ideas for a new season are being considered, Digital Spy reported.

From the title itself and for what Michael and Lincoln are known for, they might have another “prison break.” As the CIA director (Ken Tremblett) offered Michael a job that would “utilize” his skills, he might consider accepting it in the upcoming new chapter.

Originally, Scheuring wanted the previous season to end in a way that Michael would have a hard time settling down. As things might not stay “good” forever, he - along with his brother - might become entangled in another big conflict. “Hopefully, the audience gets the subtext that life will never be normal for Michael Scofield," he said.