Prison Break is an American action/serial drama television series that premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29, 2005. The series revolves two brothers; one who, as of the pilot, has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other, a genius, who devises an elaborate plan to help him escape prison. Created by Paul Scheuring, the show is produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions in association with Original Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The current executive producers are Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal Moritz, and Brett Ratner.Its theme music is composed by Ramin Djawadi, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006.
The show has completed three seasons with a fourth season, planned for 22 episodes, to have a two-hour premiere on September 1, 2008. Prison Break features a serialized story structure, similar to that of its companion show during the first season, 24. The first three seasons of the series were primarily filmed outside of Hollywood; The first season was shot in and around Chicago, with the primary location being the then-recently decommissioned Joliet Prison. The second and third seasons were filmed mainly in small towns around Texas. With the fourth season, the series is now filming in Los Angeles.