If you look at the two images you will see that the second is simply a reinterpretation of the first, and that is how it is with THEPRIS6
NER series itself. It is not a remake, and was never intended to be a remake, yet that is how many members of the press fraternity have seen it. Even the opening scene of Arrival when the Prisoner is waking up in the desert is a reworking of the scene when the Prisoner wakes up in what he thinks is his own home, but finds that it isn't. The disorientation of the subject is the same, even in different environments. On the one hand an Italianate Village, on the other a desert and mountains!
Throughout the series there are echoes of the original series with reinterpretations of certain scenes of the original series, and homage is paid to McGoohan's creation. But time has moved on since McGoohan's series, and it's reflected in THEPRIS6
NER, yet the Village is a retro place, has the feel of the 1950's and 60's about it. Cars and vans from both and Great Britain stem from the 50's and 60's, as do television sets, and peoples decorations in their homes. America
I'm not at all sure that THEPRIS6
NER has left an indelible mark in the minds of fans of the original series, and I'm sure that the majority of fans will not grieve for it's passing. But in my book, as it is with the minority of fans, who like and have enjoyed THEPRIS6 NER, and continue to do so through the DVD box set, will tell you THEPRIS6 NER has something, even if that "something" cannot be truly defined. But wasn't that the way with the original series of it's time? As for the question first posed in the headline "If it isn't THEPRIS6 NER - Then What is It? Well it's called THEPRIS6 NER, so that's clearly what it is, whether fans of the original like it or not.
Breathe in….breathe out….more….Village.