Prisoner, The (AMC-ITV 2009, Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen)

The Prisoner is a 2009 television miniseries based on the 1960s TV series of the same name about a man who awakens in a mysterious, picturesque village from which there is no escape and wonders who made the village and why.

It was co-produced by American cable network AMC with the British channel ITV and despite the fact that the original series is one of the cultiest of all cult TV shows this stands up remarkably well in it’s own right.

production details
USA – UK | AMC – ITV | 6×60 minutes | Broadcast 15 November – 17 November 2009

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Writer: Bill Gallagher,

Ian McKellen as 2 / Curtis
Jim Caviezel as 6 / Michael
Ruth Wilson as 313
Hayley Atwell as 4-15 / Lucy
Rachael Blake as M2
Will Kemp as
Vincent Regan as 909
Jamie Campbell Bower as 11-12
Lennie James as 147

andlt;bandgt;THE EPISODESandlt;/bandgt;
1 – Arrival | Airdate: 2009-11-15
A man awakes in an isolated desert community called the Village with no idea of how he came there. He is designated “Six” and the Villager’s administrator, Two, attempts to assimilate him into the community.

2 – Harmony | Airdate: 2009-11-15
Later, Six discovers that his brother is in the Village but isn’t sure who he really is. Meanwhile, Two tries to deal with his son’s growing sense of rebellion.

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3 – Anvil | Airdate: 2009-11-16
Six agrees to help Two by spying on his fellow Villagers. Meanwhile, 11-12’s secret is revealed and 313 learns to fear her gift.

4 – Darling | Airdate: 2009-11-16
Later, Six meets a woman from his past while 147 endures family tragedy, and a natural disaster strikes the Village.

5 – Schizoid | Airdate: 2009-11-17
Six is seeing double when an evil version of himself launches an assassination attempt on Two. 313 struggles with her inner demons and 11-12 seeks answers to his personal dilemma.

6 – Checkmate | Airdate: 2009-11-17
Later, Six’s rebellions are no longer tolerated and he is sentenced to execution. Two suffers a personal loss and the truth will out.

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