A new series of The Night Manager is in the works from the BBC and Amazon Prime Video – with Tom Hiddleston attached to return to the series. The Night Manager, a six-part adaptation based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carre, aired on the BBC and AMC in 2016. The project, under the code name Steelworks, is expected to begin filming later this year in London and South America, courtesy of a report from Deadline.
Despite not being officially green-lit by the BBC or Amazon, the series is set to run for at least two more series and will be penned by writer David Farr. The second series, Deadline says, takes place in the present day, picking up the story two years after Roper’s downfall. After being informed that Roper is dead, Pine faces a new, deadlier mission.
The trailer below should serve as a small refresher into what the 2016 series gave us.
The Night Manager, directed by Susanne Bier, stars Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, David Harewood, and Tobias Menzies. The series follows Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), the night manager of a Cairo hotel and ex-British soldier tasked by Angela Burr (Colman) to infiltrate an arms dealing network led by Richard Roper (Laurie).
The series received acclaim from fans and critics, picking up two Emmys and three Golden Globes, and inspired other adaptations of John le Carre material, including Little Drummer Girl and a Hindi adaptation of The Night Manager.
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