The series will be written by Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, The Mummy) with art by Colin Lorimer (Hellraiser, The E-Files). The Prisoner was an ambiguious mix of sci-fi, spy fiction, and psychological drama, told from the point of view of Number 6, a former secret agent who is kidnapped and held prisoner in a coastal village, where his shadowy captors attempt to find out why he abruptly quit his job. The comic series will launch in 2018.
The 17-episode TV series was broadcast in Canada and the U.K. in September 1967, and premiered in the U.S. in June 1968. The surrealistic spy thriller starred Patrick McGoohan as Number 6. AMC broadcast a remake miniseries in 2009, but it was panned (see “'The Prisoner' Viewers Escape”).