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The Prisoner‘s Influence on Pop Culture Never Ends

When Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner aired in 1967, it was unlike anything else on TV. The brazenly surreal series became known for heady socio-political themes, outrageous scifi twists, willful absurdity, and head-scratching loose ends. And what made the ’60s Prisoner challenging viewing way back when (and what makes it a cult classic today) has repeatedly inspired subsequent generations of creative risk-takers. Even if you’ve never watched one of the seventeen episodes of the old series, you’ve most likely felt it’s DNA in pop culture media since it’s influenced everything from Iron Maiden to The Simpsons and from Lost to AMC’s very own upcoming miniseries. View The Prisoner Timeline if you want proof!

AMC’s The Prisoner miniseries premieres on Nov. 15 @ 8PM | 7C.

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