AMC releases 'The Prisoner' in November

AMC has set a premiere date for its new take on the 1960s series "The Prisoner."

The six-hour miniseries, a reworking of the paranoid sci-fi classic that starred Patrick McGoohan, will air over three consecutive nights starting Sunday, Nov. 15. Two episodes will air each night starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Like the original, the new "Prisoner" focuses on a man (James Caviezel) who wakes up in a mysterious place called The Village and finds he's had his previous identity erased and been given a number, Six. The Village is controlled by Two (Ian McKellen), who keeps everyone under surveillance and is working very hard to keep Six under his thumb.

The miniseries also stars Ruth Wilson ("Suburban Shootout"), Jamie Campbell-Bower ("Twilight: New Moon"), Hayley Atwell ("The Duchess") and Lennie James ("Jericho").

Below is a nine-minute preview of "The Prisoner" that AMC showed at Comic-Con this summer; the look is quite a bit different, but the dislocated, claustrophobic feel of the original (which AMC is streaming on its web site) seems to have translated pretty well to the new version. How's it look to you?

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Nov 12, 2009 3:59PM EST

Wow, I'm very dissapointed at the moment. I thought this was going to be an actual TV show instead of just a mini-series :( Oh well. I think that this mini-series doesn't stand a chance for an Academy when going against Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' "The Pacific" which airs on HBO in March 2010. So thats one of the reason why I'm dissapointed they decided to go the mini-series route with this. But I will still watch it because it does look bad ass none the less.

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