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Meet Rover 2.0: Your First Look At The Prisoner's New Killer Beach Ball

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One of the coolest things in the original Prisoner series was Rover, the white ball that suffocated would-be escapees. And it looks like Rover's back in the new AMC remake, judging from posters. Update: There's a nine-minute video preview, too.

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Illustration for article titled Meet Rover 2.0: Your First Look At The Prisoners New Killer Beach Ball

It's going to be weird seeing Rover in the middle of the desert — it doesn't feel quite as intuitive. But at least it looks like they kept the same basic design and classic milky evilness. Glad to see the new show isn't throwing all of Patrick McGoohan's style points out the window.

Update: Thanks to PVIII for pointing it out: There's also a nine minute preview video of the new series!

[Posters via SpoilerTV]

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Briareosdx
Briareosdx

I'm a big fan of the original Prisoner, and while seeing that they're keeping Rover does me good, I'm still not convinced about this remake/response/reboot thing they're doing.

Part of what made Rover work so well in the original was that it was idiom-breaking and inexplicable. It was like a warning flare to alert both the views and Number 6 that there was some heavy-duty weird coming up.

I mean, watch the clip of Rover's first appearance in the first episode. No. 6 has this look on his face of total incomprehension. Rover completely breaks the paradigm of a spy show, and as it serenely bounces away after feasting/capturing/absorbing its target, it takes with it any sense of conventional safety, because the conventions of the genre are clearly already broken.

Gotta love that little smirk from No. 2 as Rover finishes its job.