If the words, “I am not a number, I am a free man!” make your heart all a-flutter, here's some happy news: Number 6 is coming back to TV in January ‘08. AMC, along with the U.K. companies Granada and Sky One, is reviving The Prisoner,
the four-decade-old sci-fi cult favorite. “This is truly an iconic
piece of television and will fit well side-by-side with the classic
cinematic works of all time,” Charlie Collier, the mostly movie
network's executive vice president and general manager tells TV Guide.
For those whose familiarity with TV incarcerations begins with Oz, The Prisoner
is a British series about a former government operative who is drugged
and taken to a surreal seaside village where everyone is monitored
24/7, no one can leave, and most inhabitants wear vaguely naval
The show's hero, called only Number 6, is under constant siege
to reveal secrets to an unnamed interrogator — the ever-changing Number
2. “Not knowing who to trust, Number 6 is driven by the desperate need
to discover the truth behind the Village, the reason for his being
there, and most importantly, how he can survive and escape to his
previous life,” says Collier.
“There are so many elements that make The Prisoner relevant today,” he adds. “The battle of the individual against the system, and on and on.”
How very true. You can read the full article in TV Guide here.
If you are a fan of The Prisoner, then click on the rotating No.6 logo on the page header to access the website.
I am not a number, I am a free man