Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is stepping behind bars and bringing to life the most incredible real-life prison breaks in a brand new eight-part series. Exclusive to Sky HISTORY, Great Escapes delivers an in-depth look into eight cases of renowned breakouts from some of history’s toughest prisons. Stories explored include the death-defying escape from Alcatraz; how two neighbouring cell mates escaped the fortress of Dannemora prison as well as characters such as Narco criminal El Chapo and the ‘Pittsburgh Six’ who tunnelled their way to freedom. 

Starts Wednesday 2 February at 10pm