The Prisoner 2009

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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.

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