Why do I have the feeling they are going to ruin it?
Sky One is in talks to bring back the adventure series, which starred Patrick McGoohan as Prisoner Number 6.
The series, which made its debut 1967, is today credited by its fans as being ahead of its time.
Featuring McGoohan as a former secret agent trapped in an isolated seaside village, it was shown in more than 60 countries.
The new version will not be placed in the original setting, the north Wales village of Portmeirion, or have the arty, “pop” feel of the original, according to the magazine Broadcast.
Damien Timmer, who has been lined up to executive produce the show, told the television and radio industry magazine that the new series “takes liberties with the original”.