AMC ANNOUNCES "THE PRISONER" MINI-SERIES PREMIERE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 8PM ET/PT
Six-Part Television Event Stars Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Hayley Atwell and Lennie James
New York, NY � September 29, 2009 � AMC will premiere its six-part mini-series "The Prisoner" on Sunday, November 15 from 8 - 10pm ET/PT, featuring the series' first two episodes back-to-back. A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic, "The Prisoner" will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening, from 8-10pm ET/PT.
Leading in to the highly-anticipated mini-series debut will be The Matrix Revolutions (2003), beginning at 5pm ET/PT, part of an all-day airing of The Matrix Trilogy of films starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
Fans can watch all 17 episodes of the original 1960s "The Prisoner" in full screen on www.amctv.com. Each episode of AMC's mini-series will also be available On Demand the day following the linear premiere with select cable operators.
"The Prisoner" tells the story of a man, Six (Caviezel), who wakes up to find himself inexplicably trapped in a mysterious and surreal place, The Village, with no memory of how he arrived. As he frantically explores his new environment, he discovers that Village residents are identified by number, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. The Village is controlled by one man - the sinister and charismatic Two (McKellen). Throughout the series, Six and Two are locked in a battle of wits, as Six challenges the oppressive nature of The Village and struggles to learn the truth behind it.
"The Prisoner" is AMC's second original mini-series and combines a wide range of genres, including espionage, thriller and sci-fi, into a unique and compelling drama. The mini-series stars Jim Caviezel in the title role of Six; two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Two; Ruth Wilson in the role of 313; Hayley Atwell as 4-15; Jamie Campbell-Bower as Two's son, 11-12; and Lennie James as 147.
AMC co-produced "The Prisoner" with UK producer Granada and ITV. Granada International will distribute the series worldwide. Produced by Trevor Hopkins, and executive produced by Michele Buck, Damien Timmer and Rebecca Keane for ITV, the mini-series is written by Bill Gallagher and directed by Nick Hurran.
AMC - the most Emmy�-winning basic cable network of 2008 - reigns as the only basic cable network to win back-to-back Golden Globes� for Best Television Series � Drama and boasts a comprehensive library of the most entertaining movies of all time. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original productions, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include the Emmy� Award-winning dramas Mad Men and Breaking Bad, the upcoming miniseries The Prisoner and insightful non-scripted programming such as AMC Storymakers and AMC News. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in over 95 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.