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character is supposed to be alive after being killed in an explosion in the original series, that's pretty much the point. The cast and creators addressed reporters during Fox's TV Critics' Association press tour day and explained that the mystery of Michael still being alive—and back in prison—is the central story of the new season. 
explained. "The question is, who is this guy? Has he been compromised? Is he even Michael? was he the Michael that we knew all along? And that's one of the central things that runs through the course of the season, and that's fun when your protagonist may not even be a good guy." The brand new trailer below gives a bit of a hint of what we're in for this season—which Cheuring describes as "just constant thriller, cliffhanger, revelation, one after another"—as the whole gang learns that Michael is still alive and gets back together to break him out of prison once again. As for how Michael survived, that's one of the big questions that Cheuring had to go "back about 2500 years of literature" to answer, so we'll just have to wait on that. 

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), is probably not going to go all that well. For starters, Sara's married to character, Jacob. "We got married, and she had no idea that he was anywhere, because he's presumed dead, and then suddenly he's alive, and it's revealed that he's out there, somewhere, maybe, and tension ensues," Feuerstein said. According to Cheuring, Mark won't be entirely a foil for Michael and for everyone who wants to see Michael and Sara back together. In fact, he'll help his wife with the plot to break her ex-husband out of prison. "I don't think it's just a love triangle," Cheuring teased.