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11 Oct, 2009

AMC’s Prisoner – “Be seeing you.”

Posted by: Dave In: TV |Weird

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I’ve always been a fan of the original Prisoner staring Patrick McGoohan. The original show ran for only 17 episodes and managed to create a huge cult following among science fiction and mystery fans.

According to Wikipedia:

The series follows a British former secret agent who is held prisoner in a mysterious seaside village where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job.

AMC is remaking the Prisoner into a 6-hour miniseries, staring James Caviezel as Number 6. Ian McKellen will be playing the roll of Number 2.

I hope the capture the weird psychological twists of the original series.

2 Responses to "AMC’s Prisoner – “Be seeing you.”"

1 | Scott

October 11th, 2009 at 10:33 pm


Looks as though they’ve captured some of the trippy feel and themes of the original, even if they’ve removed a fair amount of quirky English flavor. I would have preferred to have an English Number Six, but Caviezel should be good enough, and Ian McKellen feels perfect for his part. On the plus side, the original sometimes veered into silliness, which I doubt this one will. They still have the funky white balloon (Rover), which is the one thing I personally *would* have changed.

Be seeing you (and the Prisoner). I am so there.

2 | Dave

October 12th, 2009 at 9:19 pm


It’s funny, I was hoping they kept Rover in the new version. I liked the juxtaposition of weird technology that Rover represented along with with the very low tech Village.

I always thought it more scary than silly…like a clown whose make-up isn’t quite right.


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