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Paradise Set To Be A Sci-Fi Prison Break

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US network NBC has ordered a pilot for a show called Paradise , which seems to be Prison Break meets Escape From New York . It has been created by producer Greg Berlanti ( Arrow ) and writer Seth Grahame-Smith ( Pride And Prejudice And Zombies , Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ).

According to TVLine , the show is set in late 21st century, when the city of Las Vegas has become the world’s biggest maximum-security prison, now known as Paradise. When a doctor named Matthew Turner is wrongly jailed for a murder he didn’t commit, he struggles to find a way to become the facility’s first-ever escapee.

Erm… is there an original idea anywhere in this pitch? Then again, originality has never exactly been one of Grahame-Smith’s strong points.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.