The series recalls the mid-2015 upstate New York flight by convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat. They had a surprising conspirator in their getaway: Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell, a married prison employee involved with both men.
The limited series is an in-depth look at the 2015 prison break at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.
Most of all, the seven-part series is a dramatic retelling of the months leading up to the escape, which saw brutal murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt lead authorities on a three-week manhunt through the woods of the North Country after cutting through walls and steam pipes to break out of the maximum-security prison.
Watch it on Showtime.