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FutureStarrThe Night Manager Season 2 Finally Gets Update
After years of speculation, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC have officially approved a second season of their hit John le Carre miniseries. Tom Hiddleston is reported to be returning as Jonathan Pine.
Based on le Carre's beloved novel, this series earned critical and fan praise alike. Directed by Susanne Bier, it stars Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Elizabeth Debicki in leading roles.
After years of rumors and speculation, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC have reportedly approved a second season of John le Carre's hit miniseries The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston returning as protagonist Jonathan Pine. David Farr - who wrote the original series - will also pen scripts for The Night Manager season 2.
In 2016, Amazon and the BBC launched The Night Manager, a critically acclaimed drama that earned two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and was one of the highest-rated dramas of its year. Based on le Carre's 1993 novel, it was directed by Susanne Bier with an ensemble cast including Olivia Colman, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Tom Hollander among others.
The Night Manager is a modern interpretation of le Carre's espionage thriller that follows former soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston). He is recruited by the manager of a Foreign Office taskforce to infiltrate arms dealer Richard Roper's inner circle (Hugh Laurie). As Pine navigates Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance exists between intelligence agencies and criminal organizations, he must become one himself in order to complete his mission.
Although the first season had its share of issues, especially with Pine's torture and eventual death, overall the series does a fantastic job at keeping things tense and linear while still giving viewers time to get to know its characters. The performances are top-notch and, most notably, the writing is captivating without ever becoming tedious or monotonous.
As a fan of le Carre's work, I can attest that this addition to his canon is an impressive addition. It brings together all the themes central to his books - love, loss and revenge - in one cohesive package.
It's an enthralling book that deftly tackles many topics in a unique manner - high finance, crime during the Iran Contra era, drugs and arms. While you should definitely take your time with this read, if you aren't already a fan of le Carre then I doubt if you will enjoy it as much.
After seven years, the critically-acclaimed espionage drama The Night Manager is getting an update with Marvel star Tom Hiddleston set to reprise his role as protagonist Jonathan Pine. The first season of this British spy thriller based on John le Carre's novel of the same name aired in 2016 and quickly gained momentum as one of UK dramas to watch. Its success spawned other le Carre adaptations produced by The Ink Factory run by sons of le Carre.
The original season followed hotel night manager Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he was recruited by Angela Burr, manager of a Foreign Office task force, to infiltrate arms dealer Richard Roper's inner circle. At the end of Season 1, Roper was taken away by Syrians and Pine learns he has passed away, leaving him with an entirely new and deadly challenge in Season 2.
Reports from Deadline indicate Amazon Prime Video and the BBC have agreed to greenlight a second season of John le Carre's popular miniseries. Code-named Steelworks, production will commence later this year in both London and South America.
Hiddleston's The Night Manager is an impressive modern espionage series that follows a British soldier-turned-hotel manager in an intense game of cat and mouse with an unscrupulous arms dealer. It has elements similar to Jack Ryan or The Terminal List but with more darkness.
The Night Manager was an enormous hit, garnering widespread critical acclaim and award nominations. Starring Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Alistair Petrie alongside Hiddleston, the series earned two Emmy awards and three Golden Globe nominations.
Hiddleston has another high-profile project underway at the moment: starring in Loki 2, which will air later this year on Disney+ Hotstar.
If you're a fan of modern espionage dramas, The Night Manager is an absolute must-watch. Starring Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman in its first season, The Night Manager earned multiple accolades including three Golden Globes.
Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as Jonathan Pine in a second season of the successful John le Carre miniseries. When it premiered back in 2016, it quickly became one of BBC One's highest-rated dramas, sparking speculation about Hiddleston being considered for James Bond and talk of a possible sequel.
The Night Manager earned two Emmys and three Golden Globes for its stunning ensemble cast, which featured Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and more. Additionally, it featured many classic spy thriller elements like an international villain and glamorous locations.
Deadline reports that Amazon Prime Video and the BBC are set to order a second season of The Night Manager after its highly successful first season. Based on John le Carre's one-off novel, David Farr will write the scripts once again for this rebooted show.
According to reports, the new season will pick up several years after the conclusion of the first one. Hiddleston's Pine is informed by British arms dealer Richard Roper - played by Hugh Laurie in the first season - has passed away after being taken advantage of by vicious buyers who lost $300 million on an unsuccessful arms deal.
From there, viewers will follow Pine as he is presented with a new and deadly challenge by the spies who recruited him for his mission. Production on the new series is expected to commence later this year, though Amazon or BBC has yet to give its official blessing.
David Farr wrote the original series and directed by Susanne Bier, winning an array of awards including two Emmys and three Golden Globes. It followed Pine as he infiltrated arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie)'s inner circle to uncover dirt on him.
It was an enormous hit, adapted into a Hindi version starring Aditya Roy Kapur as Pine and Anil Kapoor as Roper that premiered earlier this month on Disney+ Hotstar. Recently The Ink Factory--run by le Carre's sons Simon and Stephen Cornwell--told Deadline that they are open to another season for this Hindi adaptation of the series.
Tom Hiddleston is set to return as Jonathan Pine in Season 2 of the popular John le Carre miniseries. The first season, originally a limited series that premiered on AMC and BBC, featured six episodes that earned critical acclaim for its sharp writing and captivating story arc. Now Amazon Prime Video and the BBC are officially approving a second season!
According to Deadline (opens in a new tab), Season 2 of Lost will be under the codename "Steelworks," and filming will commence later this year with David Farr returning as writer. It has also been reported that production will take place both in London and South America.
Though this news comes as a huge shock, fans shouldn't be too dismayed: The Night Manager has been in development since 2016, though it didn't hit theaters until last year. Despite being delayed until last year, Hiddleston's performance in it was highly praised and the show enjoyed widespread success.
The initial season was based on le Carre's book of the same name and directed by Susanne Bier. Starring Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki and David Harewood, it ran for eight seasons until 2007.
Hiddleston also had the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of his favorite actors from Harry Potter films, Hugh Dancy and Timothy Spall. The first season was an instant hit, so now we can look forward to even more thrilling episodes!
In addition to The Night Manager, we're seeing an increasing number of movies shot in Boston. Harvard grad Tommy Lee Jones and Boston native Ben Foster recently reunited for Finestkind, a crime drama that took place this spring in New Bedford.
Annie Baker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, returned to her Western Massachusetts roots for her first directorial effort with "Janet Planet," produced by BBC Films and A24. This project follows 11-year-old Lacy and her mother Janet as they navigate life's ups and downs during one summer in 1991.
Finally, there's a new Marvel movie in development that has many eagerly anticipating its shooting to begin. Thunderbolts is set to begin shooting this June ahead of its July 26th 2024 release date.