As you know, AMC is presenting a remake of The Prisoner, the greatest TV show of all time, starring Jim Cavaziel as Number Six and Ian McKellen as Number Two. To drum up interest, they have quite an extensive The Prisoner site up, with all of the original 17 episodes from 1967 available for viewing. if you’ve never seen it, now is your chance!
The site is actually very, very cool, with a production blog for the new show, including Sir Ian’s observations and an extensive photo gallery of both episode and production stills. I don’t want to spoil them, but let’s just say that if you’re a Prisoner fan, you will enjoy the production stills perhaps the most, especially the ones where star/mastermind Patrick McGoohan is going about his business with a ciggie dangling from his mouth. Here are a couple to whet your appetite:
BTW, as we’ve probably mentioned before, while we’re dubious about the entire remake enterprise, seeing McKellen as Number Two makes it worth our while if nothing else will.
Link via Whitney Matheson..