‘The Night Manager’ returning with Tom Hiddleston for two more seasons

‘The Night Manager’ returning with Tom Hiddleston for two more seasons

The hit BBC series The Night Manager is to return for two new seasons, with Tom Hiddleston set to reprise his leading role.

As revealed by Deadline, the John Le Carré adaptation has been re-commissioned, with the BBC and Amazon Prime Video co-producing the two new seasons of the show.

David Farr wrote the original run of episodes, and he will return as the showrunner, alongside lead producer Stephen Garrett, who also worked on the original. Hugh Laurie, who played arms dealer Dicky Roper, is set to be an executive producer this time around.

Georgi Banks-Davies, known for her work on Sky Atlantic comedy I Hate Suzie, has been tapped to direct the new seasons.

The first season, directed by Susanne Bier, followed Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), the night manager of a luxury Cairo hotel and an ex-British soldier, who is hired by an intelligence officer to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle.

Speaking about the return, Hiddleston has said: “The first series of The Night Manager was one of the most creatively fulfilling projects I have ever worked on. The depth, range and complexity of Jonathan Pine was, and remains, a thrilling prospect.”

Amazon MGM Studios’ head of television Vernon Sanders added: “We are elated to bring additional seasons of The Night Manager to our Prime Video customers. The combination of terrific source material, the wonderful team at The Ink Factory, a great writer in David Farr, an award-winning director in Georgi Banks-Davies, as well as the talented cast truly make the series the full package.”

The first series was a smash hit in the UK, and subsequently around the globe in the US and beyond. Indeed, The Night Manager went on to win two Emmys and three Golden Globes. Such was its success, that the original show even spawned a Hindi adaptation, which starred Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kooper.

In early 2023, it was reported that the show would be making a return, and that it was being developed under the codename Steelworks.

Details were thin on the ground at the time, but it was thought that BBC and Amazon would be teaming up on the project, and that Hiddleston would be returning to the franchise.

It has now been confirmed that filming will begin later this year, with the new episodes picking up with Hiddleston’s Pine, eight years after the season one finale.

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