AMC’s Remake of “The Prisoner” As Good as the Original?
November 16, 2008
I am anxiously waiting the 2009 remake of the 1967 cult science fiction television show “The Prisoner”. AMC will be airing the original series starring Patrick Mcgoohan as “Number 6” prior to the release of the new television series. AMC’s remake will feature James Caviezel in the lead role as “Number 6” and Ian McKellen as “Number 2”. The show is about a secret agent who resigns angrily from his job and is taken to an island called “The Village” where the leaders try to break him for information. He is referred to as “Number 6”, and he tries to escape and find out who is behind “The Village”
The original series was ground-breaking when it was released in 1967. The show features Patrick Mcgoohan’s progressive social views on a variety of controversial topics of the late 60’s. It was the first show of it’s time where the plot continued from one episode to the next without a conclusion. The show also featured the most up-to-date design elements of the era. Check out some of my favorite design details from the show below: