John Whiston, director of ITV productions, commented:
"For those of us who were watching grown up TV in the '60s The Prisoner was dangerous, exciting and challenging TV. For those of us who were too young to stay up to watch the series, it casts a long shadow. You don't embark on something this iconic without the best team around to do it justice for a whole new era."
The 6-part remake will be written by Bill Gallagher (Clocking Off):
"I was haunted by The Prisoner when I saw it as a boy on its first broadcast. Here was something that was more than television, something I couldn't quite grasp but couldn't let go of. It's a unique opportunity for a writer to be able to go back to The Village and tell some new stories about that strange place and its surreal menace. We have a terrific cast and a wonderful director [Cold Feet's Jon Jones], so we hope to serve up something as beguiling and disturbing as the original was."