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Tom Hiddleston returning to The Night Manager as the BBC announce two further series

The news comes eight years after the end of the first series, which was watched by over 10m people.

Eight years after the first series of BBC One's highly succcessful drama The Night Manager ended, it has today been announced that Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Jonathan Pine in two further series, with filming due to begin later this year.

The Night Manager will pick up with Jonathan Pine eight years after the explosive finale of series one, and once again will be written by David Farr and Georgi Banks-Davies is attached to direct all six episodes of serries two, with Stephen Garrett returning to lead production.

Speaking about the drama's return, Tom Hiddleston said "The first series of The Night Manager was one of the most creatively fulfilling projects I have ever worked on. 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."

To which wrtier David Farr added "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. 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."

And co-CEOs and Founders at The Ink Factory, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell said "The Night Manager’s original series was a landmark moment for the golden era of television – uniting on-screen and behind-the-camera talent at the top of their game – and an audience reception which was beyond our wildest imagining."

"We are thrilled to be reuniting with David, Stephen Garrett and the inimitable Tom to continue the journey of The Night Manager with the BBC and Amazon."

"Revisiting the story of Pine also means going beyond the events of John le Carré’s original work: that is a decision we have not taken lightly, but his compelling characters and the vision David has for their next chapter were irresistible."

And BBC Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore added "After years of fervent speculation I’m incredibly excited to confirm that The Night Manager is returning to the BBC for two more series. 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."

Produced by The Ink Factory in association with Character 7, Demarest Films and 127 Wall, and in co-production with Spanish partner Nostromo Pictures, The Night Manager is inspired by the characters in John le Carré’s best-selling novel. Outside of the UK, the series will air on Prime Video.

Executive producers include Stephen Garrett for Character 7, Georgi Banks-Davies, Hugh Laurie, and Tom Hiddleston; Joe Tsai and Arthur Wang for 127 Wall; Stephen and Simon Cornwell, Michele Wolkoff, and Tessa Inkelaar for The Ink Factory; Adrián Guerra for Nostromo Pictures; William D. Johnson for Demarest Films, Nick Cornwell, Susanne Bier, Chris Rice for FIFTH SEASON and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.

The Night Manager will return to BBC One


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