9:20pm – Saturday, July 31 on ABC1
This stylish, modern reworking of the classic 1960s TV series is an effective exploration of the relationship between captor and captive.
A man who resigns from his job wakes up to find himself inexplicably trapped in a mysterious and surreal place, The Village, with no memory of how he arrived.
As he frantically explores his new environment he discovers that The Village residents are identified by number, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance.
Called by the name ‘Six’, the man is driven by the desperate need and desire to know what The Village is, why he is there and who controls it.
Is he being brainwashed or debriefed.
Most importantly Six needs to find a way to escape and return to his previous life.
The Village is controlled by one man – the sinister and charismatic ‘Two’.
Throughout the six-part series Six (Jim Caviezel) and Two (Sir Ian McKellen) are locked in a battle of wits as Six challenges the oppressive nature of The Village and struggles to learn the truth behind it.
In doing so he must also confront some dark truths about himself.