Same idea as the original, a government agent resigns for unknown reasons. He is drugged & when he wakes up, he is in the Village & the world that he knows is all gone. The people have no names, they are numbers & he is #6 & Ian McKellen is #2. In each episode in the original show, different people play #2 as they failed to get information
from #6. All they want to know is why he resigned & #6 will not tell tho he does want to know who #1 is but we never knew back in the day. Patrick McGoohan took that answer to the grave with him.
His only purpose is to escape the Village & for those that try fail & at times meet the security of the Village... the big white weather balloon.
The original had 17 episodes, this new one is only a 6 episode mini-series. I like Ian McKellen as #2, plays the part well.