AMC to Remake The Prisoner

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AMC will remake groundbreaking 1960s television classic The Prisoner.

The network said the remake will be the first original science-fiction series in its 20-year history.

AMC added that it will co-produce the new one-hour series with the United Kingdom’s Granada and Sky One, with a worldwide premiere in January 2008.

“Instead of looking to reality television and game shows for programming, AMC is investing more aggressively than ever before in event originals like The Prisoner, and it is our mission to bring new life to these classic genres while ensuring that a cinematic style of story-telling is developed on television,” AMC general manager and executive vice president Charlie Collier said in a prepared statement.

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