The novel The Night Manager by John le Carre has been a desired motion picture since it was first published. Brad Pitt's company tried to make it happen but the length of the book became a problem. BBC and AMC are ready to make it what it should be. The novel is so long and detailed it is meant for a mini series which we will receive in April. Our lead M1-6 agent named Jonathon Pine will be played by Tom Hiddleston. We all want him around to save our lives! His main foe will be played by House M.D.'s Hugh Laurie. Laurie will be big time weapons dealer named Richard Roper. Those two should play well off of each other and make a very interesting dynamic. In the novel, Roper and Pine have a lengthy relationship that is sure to translate to a tense but wonderfully acted on-screen relationship between the two. The new surge of 6-10 episode series has been hugely refreshing in a world where most shows have 22 episodes. Those shows have unnecessary filler episodes to fill out their season.
Laurie and Hiddleston will give us a thriller bromance according to Executive Producer Stephen Garrett. We have also heard that the two became quite good friends on set. Hiddleston said, “[Laurie] can’t address me by my real name,” Hiddleston says. “I sign off emails to him as ‘Pine,’ and he addresses me as ‘Pine.’ I don’t know why, but it makes us laugh.”
Check out the first image from the miniseries, released by AMC through Entertainment Weekly, below.
The show will also feature Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) in a recurring role. The Night Manager begins in April on AMC and BBC One.