20 October 2009


AMC cable channel, responsible for such excellent original series like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, is about to present The Prisoner, this time six episode miniseries, to air at November 15th through 17th. This is a remake of the British cult series by the same name from the 60's, and is about "A man, that finds himself inexplicably trapped on the remote island known as The Village, with no memory of how he arrived there. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, he is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for him being there, and most importantly -- how he can escape."
I am not familiar with the original, but I do like the retro sci-fi vibe coming from this one. I guess I can trust it to be interesting event.

Official website with more info and video clips.


  1. seems like an all star cast! this is looking good. i wonder if its as good as the british original series from 1968?

  2. I don't think it will have the same cultural impact and be so memorable, but as a tribute, and just as an entertaining product, it will do just fine.

  3. The original series is certainly one of the all time best, but never the less i'll check this one out