Over the years, 'The Prisoner' has inspired countless artists, musicians, and TV writers and producers. Series such as 'Twin Peaks', 'Lost', and 'Babylon 5' are on record as having been influenced by the series, and several others have tried to include passing homages and mentions to the series in its episodes wherever possible.
The latest to have been influenced is the FOX series 'Wayward Pines', which stars Matt Dillon as an agent in the secret service who cannot escape a mysterious village he is investigating, following the disappearance of two colleagues.
The series, produced by renowned director M Night Shyamalan (who directed 'The Village' movie several years ago), includes countless Prisoneresque elements, and is airing in the UK on the FOX satellite channel.
With thanks to Carmel Morris and Bruce Frumerman for this news item.