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The Prisoner escapes; AMC will remake series

by on Dec.19, 2006, under Television

AMC may need to change their name, if they haven’t already. The cable channel (“American Movie Classics”, although I guess it depends on what they mean by “Classics”) is getting more into the original scripted programming business, and their recent pick? A remake of the British classic The Prisoner. There are few details, other than a target air date of January 2008, and a minimum of six to eight episodes. They also have the rights to the original show starting Patrick McGoohan and will air it around the same time.



1 Comment for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    Do they get it?

    Do they understand the themes of the show? Can they update it? Given the past 5 years, especially with the rise of the police state, it could be a good thing. Or it can be a lame imitation (my personal bet) The original series holds up surprisingly well, even today – just run that, will ya? It even counts as a “classic”.

    On the plus side, even if they absolutely ruin it, it doesn’t affect the original show.