‘Sky One’ to remake The Prisoner

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According to Sci-Fi Wire, BBC News reported that Sky One plans to launch a six-part series its UK station, with former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston linked to the title role originally played by Patrick McGoohan.

Sky One director of programs Richard Woolfe told BBC News that the remake would be a “thrilling reinvention” of the drama, about an ex-secret agent trapped in an isolated village. The original series ran for 17 episodes on ITV in 1967.

The new series will be made by Granada from a script by Bill Gallagher, writer of the award-winning British series Clocking Off.

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