Wondering what to expect from AMC's remake of the classic paranoiafest that is The Prisoner? Apparently something that may look a lot like the serene and calm design of the 1960s and '70s, but have an up-to-date technological sinister undertone, according to two behind the scenes videos released recently. You may know about The Village and Rover, but are you ready for the worm cam?Unlike the original show - which used a real-life town in Wales as The Village, the secret town populated by spies and n'erdowells that tried to break Patrick McGoohan's Number Six - the new version of the show is being filmed in Africa's Swakopmund: a former German settlement than requires a lot of set construction: Click to view Click to view [The Prisoner Production Blog]
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I'm looking forward to this. I hope they update things a bit to show that world's politics have moved beyond the Cold War though. I think this exchange:
"Whose side are you on?"
"That would be telling."
Could still work but needs a new context.