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Territories nab ‘Prisoner’

100 areas lay claim to revival of cult show

More than 100 territories have acquired the ITV/AMC revival of cult ’60s show “The Prisoner,” in the run-up to the Mip TV market in Cannes, which starts Monday.

Webs that have bought the skein include pubcasters ZDF in Germany and Oz’s ABC. Other deals include CCTV’s Feng Yun Ju Chang (China), CYBC (Cyprus), HBO (Poland), M-Net (pan-Africa), Sony’s AXN Mystery (Japan), True Visions (Thailand), TVNZ (New Zealand), Universal (Greece) and VRT (Belgium).

“The Prisoner,” starring Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel, airs in Blighty this spring on ITV1 and recently premiered on Canal Plus in Gaul.

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