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'The Night Manager' Series 2 Confirmed With Script 'Slowly Being Developed'

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09/03/2017 12:06

A second series of hit BBC drama ‘The Night Manager’ has been confirmed. 

Director Susanne Bier has revealed a script for a follow-up was “slowly being developed”. 

The original series - starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman - was based on John le Carre’s 1993 novel.

However, a second series is more complicated, as the author never wrote a second book to adapt the script from.

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The cast of 'The Night Manager' series one

‘The Night Manager’ proved to be a massive hit when it first aired last year, attracting between eight and 10 million viewers, while its three stars won Golden Globes and the director won an Emmy. 

It was recently announced that the team behind the series are set to adapt another of John Le Carré’s classic espionage novels, ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’.

The book - released in 1963 - was set during the Cold War, just after the construction of the Berlin Wall. 

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said: “Following the huge global success of ‘The Night Manager’, it’s a privilege to announce that John Le Carré will return to BBC One with one of the best spy thrillers ever written.”

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