The BBC smash hit will be making its big return with star Tom Hiddleston reprising his role from the 2016 drama.
The John le Carré adaptation of The Night Manager will be returning in a second season from Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The original season, starring Tom Hiddleston, premiered back in 2016 and became the top-rated series in the UK. Deadline reports that Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as Jonathan Pine. Writer of the original series, David Farr, will also be returning to this new season.
The second season is being filmed under the codename of Steelworks and is scheduled to start production later this year in London and South America. The show is even expected to receive a two-season order, although, it has not yet been given an official greenlight for any further seasons by Amazon or the BBC.
When the former season premiered to smash numbers in 2016, there had been rumors circulating of a follow-up season, however, it would not come into fruition until recently. The new season of The Ink Factory adaptation is said to be set in present day — years after the ending of the first season. According to Deadline, “following British arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) being taken away by the Syrians at the end of season one, Hiddleston’s Pine is informed he is dead two years later, and he has to face up to a new, even more deadly challenge.”
The Night Manager also featured Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki and David Harewood, in addition to Hiddleston and Laurie. David Farr had penned the series, and the episodes had been directed by Susanne Bier. The series followed Pine, the night manager of a luxury Cairo hotel and former British soldier, who is recruited by the manager of a Foreign Office taskforce to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle.
The BBC show would go on to air in the US on AMC and spawned a number of other adaptations of John le Carré’s work from The Ink Factory, which is run by le Carré’s sons Simon and Stephen Cornwell, including Little Drummer Girl starring Florence Pugh.
There is also a Hindi adaptation of The Night Manager, which featured Aditya Roy Kapur as Pine and Anil Kapoor as Roper that had launched earlier this month on Disney+ Hotstar. Simon Cornwell recently told Deadline he’s open to a second season for this version.
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