In the old and new versions of The Prisoner, Six wants Two to answer the burning question: Who is No. 1?
In AMC's updated six-part version of the '60s cult classic, an answer comes from a schoolgirl in Monday's Episode 3. Her rote response sounds as if it's had been drummed into her head:
The paranormal drama about creepy spirits, dark unknowns and a psychic soccer mom who sees dead people does some strange channeling: Canceled by NBC, the show now rematerializes on CBS, completing a ghostly night on the Eye network. (Ghost Whisperer precedes the show.) In the Season 6 opener, Allison struggles through the aftermath of her brain surgery and its potential lasting impact on her life. This also being a crime drama, there's some bad-guy intrigue: A TV-station owner enlists Devalos and Scanlon to probe the purported stalking of his station's sportscaster — who also happens to be his wife. Natalie Zea and Pruitt Taylor Vince guest star.
Read on for previews of Brothers, Dollhouse, The Prisoner, Law & Order, Ghost Whisperer.
New releases announced today, June 8:
Astro Boy (2003) - Volumes 1 through 5 will be coming out August 18
The Game - The 1st Season will be coming out September 1
The Prisoner - Complete Series (Blu-ray) will be coming out October 27
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 8 will be coming out September 1
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Two-time Emmy-award winning actor Patrick McGoohan, the star of TV hits Secret Agent and The Prisoner, has died. He was 80, and passed away in Santa Monica, Calif. after a brief illness, his family told the L.A. Times.
McGoohan was born in New York to Irish parents who returned to Ireland when he was several months old, and later settled in England.
His rise to fame in American pop culture began in 1961, when he starred as John Drake in CBS' British-produced Danger Man. In 1965, he reprised the role in Private Agent, an expansion of the show about a spy working for the English government.
Following the recent announcement of Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen as the stars of AMC's miniseries reimagining of the 1960s series The Prisoner, the network has named a few more actors it plans to lock up.Joining Caviezel's Number Six and McKellen's Number Two (insert childish joke here!) are Golden Globe-nominated actress Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Capturing Mary) as Number 313, Hayley Atwell (Mansfield Park) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147 and Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd) as Number 11-12. The miniseries is updating the original an espionage thriller set during the Cold War to focus on security and surveillance while retaining the franchise's trademark socio-economic commentary. The six-part event is set to debut in 2009. Adam BryantRelated: Caviezel, McKellen Locked Up for AMC's The Prisoner The Joy of 6: A First Look at the Return of The Prisoner AMC to Set The Prisoner Free in 2008