The Prisoner: A TV Series Remake?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 19, 2006 in Television |

The Prisoner

So there are plans to remake the Prisoner again! No it’s not the film version that’s already in the works but a television series. I get a bad feeling about this, why does Hollywood have to ruin classic shows by trying to remake them, are there no new ideas out there:

AMC remaking ‘The Prisoner’
Cable network to produce remake of classic show

“AMC is remaking 1960s sci-fi cult fave “The Prisoner.” Cabler has come aboard to co-produce at least six episodes — billed as a modern-day reimagining of the TV series classic — with U.K.’s Sky One. Granada Intl. also produces. AMC’s is the second adaptation in the works. Universal Pictures has set helmer Christopher Nolan to direct a feature version that Janet and David Peoples are scripting (Daily Variety, Aug. 11).

U has the film rights to the skein, while Granada has separate television rights. Like the planned skein, bigscreen pic is said to be a contemporized take on the 1967 thriller. Bill Gallagher (“Conviction”) is writing the series, to be produced by Michelle Buck and Damien Timmer. Production will begin next spring for a debut in both the U.S. and the U.K. in January 2008.”

…but it’s this quote that makes me nervous:

“The show isn’t just a re-creation,” said Rob Sorcher, AMC exec veep of programming and production. “What we’re doing is an entirely new reinterpretation that stays true to the components of the McGoohan (show)’s vision.”

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