The Night Manager in development for second season

A second series of award-winning drama The Night Manager is in development for the BBC.

Director Susanne Bier said a script was “slowly being developed” for afollow-up.

“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,” she said.

“That would be a really bad idea.”

The series was based on John le Carre’s 1993 novel – but the book does not have a sequel.

Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman starred in the UK thriller, which won Golden Globes and an Emmy Award.

Hiddleston has said he would consider making a second series.

It screened in Australia on BBC First and will get a Free to Air screening on SBS from March 22nd.

Source: BBC


  1. Jon Le Carre is still active looking to revive his spy character George Smiley, so maybe if they ask him nicely with a suitable cheque in hand he will revive Jonathan Pyne as well. I would like to see a completely new story, even though I would miss Elizabeth Debicki. Hugh Laurie is not a good villain though obviously the critics don’t agree.

  2. i stopped watching cause i found out it was cancelled , so sick of watching a series then half way thru it you find out its cancelled so may have to keep a look out for the series again

  3. I really would have to think hard before i watched a series 2, the only standout in the show was olivia Colman. The whole british drama takes a hit when american money is involved, just give me a great story. I can live without the exotic locations and a whole episode devoted too blowing things up!

    • I have to agree, never really did see why both Laurie and Hiddelston won when Coleman and Tom Holland were the standouts and I really don’t think there is a need for a second series.

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