And by The Prisoner we mean the 1967 "Patrick McGoohan tooling around in a Lotus 7 Prisoner," not the 2009 TV miniseries nobody particularly enjoyed. In the Welsh county of Gwynedd, you can visit the faux-Mediterranean Portmeirion resort, which served as the shooting location for the cult classic television series.
On the classic 1967 series The Prisoner, residents of The Village play the fictional sport of Kosho. What's Kosho? Grown men in bathrobes and helmets, beating the crap out of each other on trampolines.
The Prisoner used its premise of a spy trapped in an idyllic, but oppressive, village to ask questions about individuality in a conformist, overly processed society. Here are six ways last night's remake throws away that rich premise. Spoilers below...
The remake of the 1960s' trippiest program, The Prisoner, starts airing tonight — and instead of an acid trip, it feels like you've taken one of those psychoactive drugs that makes time slow almost to a halt.
One of the coolest things in the original Prisoner series was Rover, the white ball that suffocated would-be escapees. And it looks like Rover's back in the new AMC remake, judging from posters. Update: There's a nine-minute video preview, too.
Patrick McGoohan, one of genre television's most innovative voices, just died at age 80. A rebel who refused to stick to tried-and-true formulas, his show The Prisoner gave rise to dramas like Lost and BSG.
Seeking to tease the upcoming premiere of the new version of The Prisoner, the show's production blog is offering a look behind the scenes... and a taste of what's to come.
A new video of the first table read for AMC's remake of 60's imprisoned-spy series The Prisoner shows the cast and crew psyching themselves up to play the Villagers. The most endearing thing is hearing nervous Jim Caviezel (playing the main character Number 6) and Ian McKellen (who plays the evil Number 2) both talk…
Thirty years after Leo McKern vacated the role, it's time to meet the new Number Two. AMC is bringing back Patrick McGoohan's classic sixties paranoiafest The Prisoner with Jim "Passion of the Christ" Caviezel taking over the role of the secret agent who finds that there's no such thing as an easy way out of the…
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Title: The Prisoner
Vitals: Patrick McGoohan, chafing after years of playing a secret agent…