The Night Manager to return for a second season
The Night Manager has been confirmed to return for a second series.
Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie starred in the lavish adaptation of John le Carré's best-selling novel about a hotel night manager who turns undercover agent to try and bring down a dangerous arms dealer.
The series was a big hit, but both Laurie and Hiddleston had said been dismissive of the idea of a second run, citing the fact that they had finished the novel and there was no more source material.
Now, in an interview with Broadcast, series director Susanna Bier said that the "script was slowly being developed" and added: "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."
She went on to say: "There’s no book and there’s never been a Le Carré story that has been extended beyond the confines of the novel. It would be interesting to try that. We wouldn’t do something that we didn’t feel had a fighting chance of being even better than the first one. We might not succeed, but I think if you don’t go in with ambition, there’s actually no point in doing it.”