Filmmaker Susanne Bier has confirmed that scripts are currently being penned for a follow-up to The BBC and AMC’s six-part miniseries adaptation of John le Carre’s “The Night Manager”.
Bier tells Screen Daily a team of writers are in the midst of writing season two and says there’s no reason to make it if it doesn’t live up to the bar raised by season one:
“We all very much want to do a season two, but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one. That would be a really bad idea.”
Bier doesn’t mention if the characters played by Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, and Elizabeth Debicki would return for this potential seconds season. Hiddleston starred in the first as a hotel employee and former British soldier recruited to unmask a wealthy businessman as an arms dealer.
David Farr (“Hanna”) penned all six episodes of the first season and has previously indicated he doesn’t plan to return saying he’s happy where the story ended but adding there is a potential for something more if “someone could find the right idea”.