Breakout Kings


The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead who previously worked together on Prison BreakPeter Chernin, Katherine Pope, and Gavin Hood also served as executive producers.The series premiered on March 6, 2011, 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.

Breakout Kings was originally in development for the Fox network. Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora wrote the pilot, after receiving a script commitment from Fox in August 2009. In January 2010, Fox greenlit a pilot episode. On May 12, 2010, it was announced that Fox did not pick up the series for the 2010–11 television season. Fox attempted to sell Breakout Kings to other networks, and in June 2010, it was reported that A&E had picked up the drama for 13 episodes. A&E canceled Breakout Kings on May 17, 2012, after two seasons.