I’m a big fan of the original series and am planning to watch this new one, in full – however, I’ll be watching in the spirit that the new series is it’s own separate thing. It might be called The Prisoner, and share some elements, but judging by what I’ve seen in the previews, they’re obviously going in their own direction.
And that’s fine. I have no problem with that.
Somewhere I read that McGoohan didn’t like doing love scenes in general, precisely because he was happily married, and he felt that smooching on camera (or anywhere) with another woman was borderline infidelity. He was never comfortable doing it.
He kissed women on Danger Man only because he wasn’t in charge of the scripts there. For The Prisoner, he was in charge, so no kissing.
It’s not a connection to Fleming necessarily, but McGoohan was offered the movie role of James Bond, twice, and turned it down twice. (He was offered it before Sean Connery was, I believe.) He didn’t have much respect for the character.