'Escape at Dannemora': The TV Characters vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

Showtime's new miniseries Escape at Dannemora tells the true story of the 2015 prison break of two inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, painting an intricate portrait of the people involved.

With an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners Patricia Arquette and Benicio Del Toro as well as Golden Globe-nominee Paul Dano, the series has managed to find the perfect people to play these roles. And a side-by-side comparison only confirms the wonderful casting.

Oxygen's 'Dannemora Prison Break' Details the Real-Life Escape Behind the Showtime Drama (VIDEO)

Oxygen's 'Dannemora Prison Break' Details the Real-Life Escape Behind the Showtime Drama (VIDEO)

The two-hour TV event includes interviews with David Sweat and Joyce Mitchell, the inspiration for Showtime's 'Escape at Dannemora.'

Click through the images above to see how the actors in character vs. their real-life counterparts measure up!

Escape at Dannemora, Sundays, 10/9c, Showtime