A man wakes up in the middle of the desert not knowing where he is or who he is for that matter. He comes across an elderly, dying man who tells him to find 544. The man soon makes his way to what everyone refers to The Village. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere and while the residents all seem happy, they are also unquestioning about anything about the outside world. They are also nameless, being referred to only by number. The man from the desert learns that he is Number 6 and lives in a luxurious home. People seem to know him but he has no recollection of ever having been in The Village. He has bits and pieces of memory and remembers an encounter in New York City, but little else. He tracks down 544, a waitress in a restaurant, but while it is clear that she knows more that she will admit, she is also clearly afraid.
A remake of the original series has been in the works, in one form or another, since 2005. The series premiered on November 15, 2009 as a miniseries on North American cable channel AMC in cooperation with British broadcaster ITV. The six part series premiered in the UK on 17 April 2010.