Morgan Freeman Chronicles Great Prison Break in a Series – Come and see

Famed American actor Morgan Freeman, Oscar winner for his work on “Million Dollar Baby”, provides the voice to tell history’s most memorable escapes in the “Great Escapes” series, which will premiere on the screen of the History channel. next Saturday 9 to 22 with an episode dedicated to the case of the Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

“Here’s an idea of ​​how dedicated, courageous and resourceful people can be in desperate situations. If you tell me that you have put a person in an impossible escape situation and they make it, my main interest is how. they did. Freeman explained of the strip in statements to the international press.

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With dramatic reconstructions, storytelling and cutting-edge visual effects – created with Unreal Engine 3D animation software -, “Great Escapes” traces eight well-remembered episodes through the testimonies of protagonists, family members, prison guards, cellmates and others. people involved in reconstructing the world’s most elaborate leaks.

“I think what is fascinating is the very fact that they dared to try. We will be on the side of daring, of heroic effort, no matter who or what. If we see it, we will cheer for them, we will not be able to believe it.” who have done it, and every time we reach a point where they are stuck, they become your heroes, “admitted the actor of other titles such as” Driving Miss Daisy “(1989) and” Dreams of Freedom “(1994) .

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In addition, he commented that the series produced by Geoffrey Sharp and James Younger will accurately show “step by step, the details of what they have done moment by moment, week by week and year by year”: “Getting out of a maximum security prison is probably one of the boldest attempts humans can afford, and the amount of ingenuity, courage and perseverance it requires is probably one of the most fascinating things about human nature. “

Finally, regarding prison systems and how they work, Freeman said that “a place is needed to house antisocial people, because the criminal mind is above all antisocial.”

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“Prisons and prisons are known, they are punishments. If you do something wrong, you will be punished, you will pay for it and you will lose your freedom, your privileges as a free human being. I think we need it. Abused, but what not. is?

What will the chapters be like?

The first episode will focus on the case of “El Chapo” Guzmán, the drug trafficker and leader of the Sinaloa cartel who managed to escape from two maximum security prisons, first in 2001 in Jalisco, and then in 2015 in El Altiplano. 500-meter tunnel that he dug for six months.

Meanwhile, the second chapter will tell the escape that took place in 1962 at Alcatraz, then considered the safest prison in the United States, by Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin, who managed to evade all the security guards and today remain fugitives.

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The third episode, for its part, will focus on the story of Dannemora’s escape from prison, which has also been turned into fiction by Patricia Arquette, Benicio del Toro and Paul Dano in “Escape at Dannemora”, the acclaimed 2018 series that in Argentina it can be seen on the Paramount + platform.

This is a controversial case that occurred in 2015 where Richard Matt and David Sweat, two men incarcerated in that unit, used the engineering intelligence and psychological manipulation of several prison employees, including Joyce Mitchell, who is sexually and lovingly deceived by the couple of accomplices.

Other cases that will be part of the series – which can be seen every Saturday – include the escape of six inmates from the Pittsburgh State Penitentiary in 1997, the escape from Stalag – a German prison camp during World War II -, the escape from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland in 1983, the case of murderers Timothy Vail and Timothy Morgan and their escape from New York prison to Elmira, and the escape of James Earl Ray, the murderer convicted of the murder of Martin Luther King.

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