'The Prisoner' to be revived for new audio drama
Cult classic TV series 'The Prisoner' is to be revived by audio production company Big Finish.
London: Cult classic TV series 'The Prisoner' is to be revived by audio production company Big Finish.
Best known for its series of 'Doctor Who' audio dramas, Big Finish also produces ranges based on Blake's 7, Terrahawks and The Avengers, reported Digital SPY.
'The Prisoner' will be a new take on the original '60s series, which starred Patrick McGoohan as a secret agent who finds himself imprisoned in a mysterious village after resigning from his post.
The audio remake will launch with an initial box-set of five CDs - containing four four-hour-long episodes and a behind-the-scenes documentary - in January 2016, with other box sets to follow.
"It won't simply be a slavish retelling of all the original episodes," said Big Finish's co-executive producer Nicholas Briggs.
"But aficionados of the original series will certainly recognise much of what they loved about it. A lot of the familiar iconography will be there, but my aim is to push the boundaries, all the while pursuing McGoohan's stated agenda of the fight against rampant progress and dehumanisation."
Renowned for its surreal stylings, the television version of 'The Prisoner' aired 17 episodes between September 1967 and February 1968. 'The Prisoner' was previously remade for television by AMC in 2009, with Jim Caviezel playing the central role of Number 6.