Thanks for the heads-up on this!
It's coming this year , but in the meantime they're streaming all the original eps
i'm looking forward to this.
Is this the one with Jesus Christ and Magneto?
"Yes ma'am, I understand, that's life: Front row in the classroom, last row, back deck in the ballpark." - Charlie Brown
I was going to rent these... this makes watching the show a little easier
very sad to hear patrick mcgoohan died today.
a true genius
I wept for McGoohan today; he's truly one of my heroes. Combining his creative impetus (the idiosyncrasies of The Prisoner) with a popular genre (TV spy drama). It's my favorite show of all time, followed by the original The Outer Limits.
The new one looks interesting; but I'm sure they can't (or won't want to) recapture the funky 60's zeitgeist. Less skeptical of a remake/re-imagining/whatever-they-call-it with Sir Ian McKellen on board, though.
I had heard at one time Christopher Nolan was working on a feature adaptation?
Nathaniel Howe, a motion designer, has the boards for the cool new Prisoner titles on his site.
And here's some interviews with folks about the new one:
Be seeing you!
wow! AMC is starting to become a player with their original programing. Breaking Bad is awesome and I hear great things about Mad Men, so I hope this is good too. I liked the original Prisoner. I hope they treat the remake a little like Nowhere Man (tone wise).
I have a lot of respect for AMC, and they did bring us the insanely brilliant Mad Men, but I have to say I hate the idea of a Prisoner remake.
For me, the Prisoner is one of those shows that's all about the total package...the off-kilter, eerie mood, the singular look of the Village, the very British nature of things, and, of course, McGoohan's tightly wound performance...
I think if you remake the Prisoner, you'd better cut all ties to the past beyond the basics and create something new from the old.