The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel (pictured) will join Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings) in a remake of the ’60s sci-fi series The Prisoner for AMC that will premiere next year. The network will turn the classic into a six-part miniseries that will feature Caviezel in the title role of Number Six, which was once played by Prisoner creator and writer Patrick McGoohan. McKellen will play Number Two. The original series, which bowed in 1967, told the story of an ex-British government agent who is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious village where his captors try to extract information from him. AMC will adjust the plot to address 21st century issues such as security and surveillance.

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