Jim Caviezel by John Shearer/ WireImage.com
are on board to star in
, an update on the 1960s cult hit that will air as a six-part miniseries on AMC next year.
Caviezel will play the title role of "Number Six" and McKellen will costar as "Number Two."
The 1960s series - an espionage thriller set during the Cold War - is being updated with a focus on security and surveillance while retaining the franchise's trademark socio-economic commentary. -
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