Breakout Kings

Breakout Kings is an American drama television series that aired on the A&E network. It is a production of Fox 21. The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead, who previously worked together on Prison Break. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, and Gavin Hood also served as executive producers.[2]

Breakout Kings
Original promotional poster
GenreAction
Crime
Thriller
Created byNick Santora
Matt Olmstead
StarringLaz Alonso
Domenick Lombardozzi
Brooke Nevin
Malcolm Goodwin
Serinda Swan
Jimmi Simpson
ComposerRamin Djawadi
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersPeter Chernin
Matt Olmstead
Katherine Pope
Nick Santora
Gavin Hood
ProducersLauren Stein
Ed Milkovich
Joseph Patrick Finn
Production locationsToronto
Baton Rouge[1]
CinematographyDerick V. Underschultz
Fernando Argüelles
Jim Whitaker
EditorsEtienne Des Lauriers
Eric Seaburn
Paul Trejo
Scott Eilers
Chris Conlee
Running time43 minutes
Production companiesMatt Olmstead Productions
Blackjack Films
Chernin Entertainment
Fox 21
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkA&E
Original releaseMarch 6, 2011 (2011-03-06) 
April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)
Chronology
Preceded byPrison Break

Though the guest appearance of Prison Break character Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell confirms a shared continuity between the two series, it is not a direct spin-off. Frank Grillo, who recurred in Prison Break's first season as Nick Savrinn, appears in the episode "Queen of Hearts" as a different character named Agent Stoltz.

The series premiered on March 6, 2011,[3] and was the most-watched original drama series in A&E's history among adults 25–54 and adults 18–49, delivering 1.6 million adults 25–54 and 1.5 million adults 18–49.[4]

The series follows a task force assembled by the U.S. Marshals to capture prison escapees. Several current convicts are offered a chance to aid in this effort, with the promise of a transfer to a minimum-security prison and a reduction in their sentences for every fugitive they catch. However, if any of them tries to escape, they will all be returned to their original prisons and their sentences will be doubled.

The series was picked up for a second season which premiered on March 4, 2012.[2] The second-season finale aired on April 29, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and featured two back-to-back episodes, "Freakshow" and "Served Cold", instead of the usual one-hour installment at 10 p.m.[5][6]

A&E canceled Breakout Kings on May 17, 2012, after two seasons.[7]


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