Titan Comics has announced that it is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cult favourite TV series The Prisoner with all-new comic books based on the 1960s series from the creative team of writer Peter Milligan (The Mummy, Dan Dare, Hellblazer) and artist Colin Lorimer (The X-Files, Hellraiser, Harvest).
“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.”
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.
Titan’s The Prisoner comic books will launch in 2018.