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MTV SaysThe Prisoner Is as Good as SciFi TV Gets

On its first night alone, The Prisoner found 2.2 million had people tuned in to watch the exploits of Six and Two. Meanwhile, critics continue their praise of the miniseries, calling it an “intriguing drama” that’s “more complex than the original.”

• In its review of The Prisoner, Paste Magazine calls the first four episodes an “escape from the ordinary,” hailing the miniseries as “an intriguing drama thanks to the central conflict between Caviezel and McKellen, who have both been riveting so far.”

Jamie Campbell Bower talks to MTV (which deems The Prisoner “as good as scifi TV gets”) about his gruesome murder scene in Episode 3, “Anvil”: “It’s a very high intensity scene emotionally and we spent a long period of time at that moment in the story,” Bower explains.

• In TV Squad‘s recap of Night 2, writer Jason Hughes states, “It’s interesting that this world of the Village is so much larger and more complex than the original. There are children and families and strip clubs and bars and a whole life for so many people.”

The Hollywood Reporter showed a strong premiere for The Prisoner, with 2.2 million viewers tuning in to AMC’s reinterpretation of the 1967 cult classic.

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