To celebrate the first UK broadcast of celebrated cult favourite The Prisoner, Titan Comics - licensed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment - are pleased to announce an all-new comic books based on the original TV show written by Peter Milligan (The Mummy, Dan Dare, Hellblazer) with art by Colin Lorimer (The X-Files, Hellraiser, Harvest) coming in 2018!
The Prisoner first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967 – and in 1968 in the US - and was an immediate smash hit with global audiences due to its surreal mix of spy fiction with sci-fi, allegory, and psychological drama elements.
The worldwide smash hit series starred Patrick MacGoohan (Danger Man, Escape from Alcatraz) as Number 6 – the fiery British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a shadowy coastal village, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job.
“For a story where all is ambiguous, it’s hardly surprising that everyone takes from The Prisoner something different; like most people, I had my own theories, my own twisted notions – mostly Kafkaesque and existential - of what was really going on in those mock Italianate dwellings. Personally the stranger and more baffling it was the better it suited me,” said Peter Milligan writer of the new re-imagined comic books. “So what an honor it is now, thanks to Titan Comics, to be writing Number 6’s successor into that enigmatic and beguiling world. And how cool it is to imagine that while I’m writing this new iteration of the Prisoner, I am at least for a while... number one.”
Titan’s The Prisoner hits stores in 2018 and will be available to pre-order from an upcoming edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. Register your interest with your local comics retailer now!