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Check out all the latest news and information about The Prisoner remake starring James Caviezel and Ian McKellen.

We have taken a look at some similarities and also some differences between the new Prisoner and the 1967 original.

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The return of Rover (the white blob) was one of the most fiercely debated issues for the new show. As we can see below Rover has moved from the seaside to the desert, still a frightening prospect for Number 6!

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First shown at Comic-Con, this is the all new trailer for The Prisoner. At over 9 minutes in length, this is the first full look at the much anticipated show and we love it! The Prisoner will show on AMC in America later this year and early in 2010 in the UK.


Here it is, the first proper trailer for the MUCH anticipated 'The Prisoner' remake. Little is given away but Ian McKellen's early characterisation comes through. Exciting stuff!


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Take Your Medicine!A short article on Broadcastnow has some new promotional material for The Prisoner. The teaser poster shows Ian McKellen as the new Number 2 holding up a medicine bottle with Jim Caviezel, as Number 6, trapped inside. Are we to expect lots of drug references in the remake? More alarming is that the piece states The Prisoner will be shown on AMC later this year but in early 2010 on ITV (the UK network showing the show).

Broadcasting the show at different times in different countries is a terrible idea and is a kick in the teeth for UK fans. Viewing figures can be drastically hit by this time delay. Avid fans who are not willing to wait turn to the internet to download the episodes illegally (not a practice we would condone). In recent years shows such as '24' on Fox and Sky One have lost out when transmission has been delayed, viewing figures have fallen as fans have already seen the shows from downloads.

We are trying to find out some definate airing dates but the companies are being tight lipped at this time.

Here is the first sneeky peek at The Prisoner. There are no major spoilers in this video but it does give us a good idea about the feel the new show is going to have. There is certainly a 60's retro chic to it but it's a million miles (or 8437 kilometers / 5243 miles to be precise) from Portmeirion and Patick McGoohan's original vision.


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Ian McKellenMuch like Number 2, we are hungry for information about The Prisoner remake. Below are some interesting extracts from an indepth preview and analysis of the original and remake from wired.com's site. 

Rather than replicating the source material's essentially British mainframe, the team is going international, in cast, location and geopolitical concern. Instead of juxtaposing totalitarian surveillance society against bright color schemes, ubiquitous marching bands and enforcer balloons called Rovers, the new Prisoner miniseries is striving toward domestic normalcy in a world torn apart by terrorism, technology and the idea that being an individual just isn't what it once was cracked up to be. "We're all total fans of the original, but we couldn't copy it," producer Trevor Hopkins told a crowd gathered Thursday at the Universal Hilton to preview the new Prisoner for the press. "We wanted to reinterpret it as a thriller. We wanted it to be as unfathomable as the original."

Though just 17 episodes of the original Prisoner aired in 1967 and '68, the show went on to become one of the most influential sci-fi series in television history, thanks to creator and lead actor Patrick McGoohan's brilliant political and pop-cultural instincts. The short-lived series' subversive innovation has since inspired television shows (Lost, Battlestar Galactica and even The Simpsons), comics (Grant Morrison's The Invisibles) and music. 

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