AMC reimagines the 1960s classic
Kerrin Kokot, AMCtv.com’s multimedia producer, discusses the last week of shooting.
After almost five months of shooting, we finally heard our tireless director utter those three little words that brought production of The Prisoner to a close. “That’s a wrap,” he said, and just like that, our adventure ended. No more wild gesticulations from our DP. No more orders from our first assistant director to clear the set so that the actors have privacy as they rehearse their scenes. No more Jim Caviezel striding around the set with his iPod, searching for anyone who’ll agree to listen to his music.
The last few days have gone by in a blur. Ruth Wilson and Jamie Bower spent their last night with Jim in a gloomy graveyard to the north of Cape Town. Leaves crunched underfoot as the crew maneuvered themselves (respectfully, of course) around old tombstones. The previous night found Jim leaping over the rooftops of Cape Town’s industrial suburbs. Finally, we moved into a hospital to wrap up some gory fight-or-flight scenes, which involved threatening medical staff wielding bizarre equipment.
It’s been a long, physically challenging production filled with harsh environments, explosions and constantly evolving artistic creations. The cast and crew have pulled out all stops to make this a mind-blowing series. Having seen their efforts first hand, I have no doubt they’ll succeed.