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The Prisoner will be free to appear at Comic-Con

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jul 7th 2009 10:03AM
Patrick McGoogan starred in the original The Prisoner -- soon to be remade on AMC.He is not a number. He is a free man -- and he's coming to Comic-Con.

The stars of AMC's mini-series remake of The Prisoner are headed to San Diego's mega-convention. The new Number Six, Jim Caviezel, will join Jamie Campbell-Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Lennie James (Jericho) for a panel and preview of the six-part series.

The Prisoner tells the story of a retired spy who finds himself abducted and spirited away to a mysterious Village where nameless authority figures struggle to break his mind and spirit while he battles to escape. The show is known for its moral and existential themes as much as its sharp writing and distinctive art design.

The reboot is a gutsy move by AMC as The Prisoner, created by and starring Patrick McGoohan (pictured) in the late 1960s, is widely considered one of the greatest series in television history. It's tough to remake a masterpiece, and it's even more difficult to convince fans of a masterpiece that your new version is a valid addition to the franchise.

But, Caviezel and company will face those fans Friday, July 24 at 11:30 AM, alongside series writer Bill Gallagher and producer/ director Robert Meyer Burnett.

Fortunately, AMC is smart enough not to come to Comic-Con empty-handed. Attendees will obtain their own Village identity by visiting The Prisoner booth to pick-up an official ID badge. And, AMC will distribute a mini comic book created by Marvel Comics, based on the mini-series first hour.

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