Night Manager Second Season Planned

Talks are underway for a second season of the BBC-AMC spy thriller “The Night Manager” starring Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

Scoring stellar reviews and strong ratings out of the United Kingdom, and set to launch on AMC in the U.S. on April 19th, the $28.7 million six-episode first season was helmed by Susanne Bier (“In a Better world”) and penned by David Farr.

An adaptation of John Le Carre’s novel, Hiddleston plays a former British Soldier who infiltrates the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) to uncover Roper’s unholy alliance with the West’s intelligence community.

The series aired on BBC One to eight million viewers – beating out rival ITV’s “Doctor Thorne” series launch. Talks with the lead producers, Le Carre’s sons Simon and Stephen Cornwell, for another six-episode season have reportedly reached “an advanced stage”.

Source: Variety