Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cult TV Show 'The Prisoner' Returning With Comic Book Series


Graeme McMillan at the Hollywood Reporter offers a piece on an upcoming comic book series based on Patrick McGoohan’s brilliant TV series The Prisoner.

Fifty years later, it's finally time to return to The Village.
                        
Titan Comics will revive the cult TV series The Prisoner next year, with a new comic book series by writer Peter Milligan (Enigma, X-Statix, Hellblazer) and storyboard artist Colin Lorimer (Image Comics' The Hunt, Harvest).

The original Prisoner series centered around Patrick McGoohan's unnamed former spy, who was kidnapped and kept against his will in a mysterious village where everyone was assigned a number. As "Number 6," he continually butted heads with a variety of authority figures in the role of "Number 2," each assigned to break his will and discover why he had quit being a secret agent.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

  
Note: I loved The Prisoner as a teenager in the 1960s and I’ve watched the series again and again over the years.

Everyone has a theory, as Graeme McMillan notes in his piece. If I may offer mine, I’d like to think that John Drake, Patrick McGoohan’s character from Danger Man (called Secret Agent in the U.S.) was the man who designed the Village.

But he became disillusioned and knew that when he resigned he would become a prisoner, giving him an opportunity to destroy the village from within. This would explain why Number 6 was given special treatment and was not given the harsh treatment other prisoners received. 


You can watch an episode of Danger Man via the below link:

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Paul, for reminding me of such a wonderful, mind-bending TV series. I think I will opt out of the comic book version. I will prefer tracking down and watching the more dynamic TV version.

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  2. RT,

    I'm not crazy about comic books either.

    Check out the link to the Danger Man episode above. Great show before The Prisoner.

    Paul

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