The Prisoner: Cult TV Remakes

Matt Hills

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Two television trends that have grown more prominent in recent years are American remakes of foreign series and the popularity of cult TV. Matt Hills examines an example of both, the American remake of 1960s British “cult classic” The Prisoner, and suggests why such “neocult” programs can fail to capture the appeal of the original and alienate cult fandoms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Watch Television
EditorsEthan Thompson, Jason Mittell
PublisherNew York University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780814729465
ISBN (Print)9780814745311, 9780814763988
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUser’s Guides to Popular Culture
PublisherNew York University Press


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