Watch the trailer for the new six-part mini-series The Night Manager, which stars Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
The series is described as: A hotel night manager is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate the trusted inner circle of a ruthless arms dealer.
Look for The Night Manager in April on AMC.
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.
Published in 1993, The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organized crime, the novel was a best-seller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and selling over a million copies in North America alone.
The Night Manager will be produced by The Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man) for broadcast on BBC One and AMC in 2016. Executive producers are Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell for The Ink Factory; and Stephen Garrett, David Farr, and Polly Hill for the BBC. The series was commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore and Ben Stephenson; and Joel Stillerman, Marci Wiseman and Kristin Jones for AMC. The Night Manager is adapted by David Farr (Hanna, Spooks) from John le Carré’s original novel. Rob Bullock (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Chasing Shadows) will produce for The Ink Factory.