Strong Family Ties Set the Foundation for the Thrilling Series to Be Seen for the First Time in Spanish on U.S. Television
MIAMI, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, today announced it is offering its viewers PRISON BREAK – the gritty series that has captivated mainstream audiences during its past four seasons. Created by Paul Scheuring, PRISON BREAK will air in Spanish for the first time in the U.S. beginning Tue., Oct. 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC UNIVERSO.
PRISON BREAK combines drama, action and romance, and stretches the limits of family loyalty and brotherhood. It revolves around two siblings: Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell). One brother has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name.
A large tattoo covering Michael’s torso and arms will unleash the intriguing melodrama in pursuit of justice. The iconic visual will reveal additional pieces of the puzzle each week, as Michael carries out his daring plan to mastermind the ultimate prison break – and solve the far-reaching national-scale conspiracy that landed his brother there in the first place.
“NBC UNIVERSO is breaking the mold of what viewers are used to seeing on Spanish-language television,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, NBC UNIVERSO. “There is a demand for high-quality Spanish-language programming among Latinos, and we are pushing the envelope to bring edgy and provocative entertainment our audience will enjoy.”
Subscribers to NBC UNIVERSO will also be able to catch-up on PRISON BREAK episodes in Spanish on NBCUNIVERSO.com, on the NBC UNIVERSO NOW app, as well as on Video-on-Demand (VOD) for participating cable, satellite and telco services. Viewers can check their local TV listings, or visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra, to find channel information for NBC UNIVERSO in their area.
PRISON BREAK stars Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Michael Rapaport, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Sarah Wayne Callies and William Fichtner. It is an Adelstein-Parouse Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television.Paul T. Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal Moritz and Brett Ratner are executive producers. Zack Estrin, Nick Santora and Karyn Usher are co-executive producers.
About NBC UNIVERSO:
NBC UNIVERSO (www.nbcuniverso.com) is a modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, bringing the world’s top sports franchises and edgy programming to more than 40 million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™, Liga MX, Premier League, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL and The 2016 Rio Olympics – along with signature series, blockbuster movies, music, must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal (www.nbcuniversal.com), one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (www.comcastcorporation.com). To find the NBC UNIVERSO channel number in your area, please visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra.
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