The Prisoner 2009
Village life revisited
in November 2009, a revival of The Prisoner co-produced by itV and AMc began transmission. the eminent cast was led by Jim caviezel as 6 and ian McKellen as 2.
reviews were mixed. Arguably, the revival would have been better received if it hadn’t been designed as a sequel. this was most obvious in the character of 93, an old man clearly meant to be McGoohan’s character (9 –3 = 6). The Prisoner’s co-creator was offered the small role, but as 93 was described as “a drunk” with “Stage Seven mental unwellness”, perhaps it’s not surprising that he declined.