Thursday, April 11, 2024

'The Night Manager' Returns with Two-Season Pickup by the BBC and Amazon Prime Video

The BBC and Amazon Prime Video have today made a two-season pickup of the original drama series The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston set to reprise his role as Jonathan Pine. Both seasons are expected to produce six episodes apiece.

The new season will pick up with Jonathan Pine eight years after the explosive finale of season one. The first season originally aired on BBC One and AMC in 2016. The season is currently available on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Prime Video globally. The first season received 12 Emmy Award nominations - with wins by Susanne Bier for directing and Victor Reyes for music composition.

The series is inspired by the characters in John le Carré's best-selling novel. Series creator David Farr will return as writer. Georgi Banks-Davies has signed on to direct all six episodes of the second season. They will executive produce with Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Garrett, Joe Tsai, Arthur Wang, Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, Michele Wolkoff, Tessa Inkelaar, Adrián Guerra, William D. Johnson, Nick Cornwell, Susanne Bier, Chris Rice and Gaynor Holmes. The Ink Factory, Character 7, Demarest Films, 127 Wall and Nostromo Pictures produce.

"The first series of The Night Manager was one of the most creatively fulfilling projects I have ever worked on," said Hiddleston. "The depth, range and complexity of Jonathan Pine was, and remains, a thrilling prospect. I'm so looking forward to reuniting with Simon and Stephen Cornwell, David Farr and Stephen Garrett, and to working with Georgi Banks-Davies to tell the next chapter of our story. I can't wait."

"John le Carré's work has long been an inspiration to me and working closely with him on Season 1 was an honour and a pleasure," added Farr. "I did not tread lightly into extending The Night Manager beyond the original book, but an idea came to me a couple of years ago which felt truthful to that unique world of dark corners and shady identities. No one marries the suspense of espionage with a deep exploration of the human soul quite like le Carré. I hope that in some way we can pay homage to his uneasy genius in this new exploration. I am thrilled to be working again with Tom Hiddleston, Stephen Garrett and The Ink Factory team, and to be welcoming the brilliant director Georgi Banks-Davies into our ranks."

"After years of fervent speculation I'm incredibly excited to confirm that The Night Manager is returning to the BBC for two more series," shared Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC. "The multi award winning show was lauded by audiences and critics and catapulted British drama onto the global stage in 2016. Glamorous and sophisticated, it had the nation hooked. Bold storytelling and a stellar line up in front of and behind the camera made it unmissable viewing and the scale and ambition behind the new season will take it to even greater heights."

"We are elated to bring additional seasons of The Night Manager to our Prime Video customers," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon MGM Studios. "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. We're excited to be back in business with the BBC and look forward to continuing the show's journey with The Night Manager team."