Is the art of writing dead? Or were all the best ideas used up in the 60s? I’m beginning to think one or the other may be true with the news that Sky is planning a "thrilling reinvention" of cult sixties TV show The Prisoner.
According to media reports, ex-Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston has been linked with the lead role, fresh from breathing new life into Doctor Who (and then leaving after one series), alongside an A-list cast of castaways. The show, which will be aired by Sky One over six parts, will be written by Bill Gallagher, who wrote the BBC’s gritty northern drama series Clocking Off.
Will it be filmed in Portmeirion? Will it be set in the sixties? The words "thrilling reinvention" suggest not. No news on any dates, but more news as we have it.