Cult '60s spy-fi show The Prisoner is returning - as a new audio drama series from Big Finish, the company that has, among their broad range of high-quality productions, kept the classic era Doctors alive in the Whoniverse.
The first box set The Prisoner is scheduled for release in January 2016, but is now available for pre-order. The four one-hour plays have been written and directed by Nicholas Briggs (the voice of the daleks and one of the mainstays of the Big Finish family).
Beyond that, at the moment, we know very little.
January 16th, 1967...
A secret agent resigns from MI6, then wakes up to find himself imprisoned in ‘The Village’ — a bizarre community with a cheery veneer, but an underbelly of mystery and threat. All occupants of The Village have numbers instead of names, with our secret agent forced to accept the mantel of Number Six.
The authorities running this Village are intent on discovering why Number Six resigned — but it’s a secret he steadfastly refuses to divulge. As the drama unfolds, the authorities, in the guise of the sinister Number Two, try ever more ingenious and aggressive means to bend Number Six to their will. All the while, Number Six is intent on two aims: to escape and to find out ‘Who is Number One?’.