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September 30, 2009

The Prisoner Remake Details

From a press release:

AMC will premiere its six-part mini-series “The Prisoner” on Sunday, November 15 from 8 - 10pm ET/PT, featuring the series’ first two episodes back-to-back. A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic, “The Prisoner” will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening, from 8-10pm ET/PT.

With underlining.

I’m not at all excited by this. Either they try and stick to the original series, and fail because it was genius (but bonkers), or completely “re-imagine” it, in which case why not make an original series?

I haven’t heard when it will be shown in the UK, although it’s co-produced with ITV so presumably it will be.

“The new Village is located in a desert tropical area instead of Wales.” Not the same.

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Yeah, this has been a quandry since day one, akin to remaking stuff like "Psycho" that just doesn't need it. I can't think of anything they can add or subtract that would improve upon the original, or justify the exercise.

I'll watch it in the hope that I'm wrong, but I don't have much hope in my hope these days.