Tom Hiddleston is becoming one of the most bankable and popular leading men in films and in TV. Now the talented and handsome star will be featured on TV’s The Night Manager — a six-part miniseries that will air on AMC in April. The series, which will also star Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, and is directed by Oscar winner Susanne Bier, is based off of John la Carré’s 1993 novel of the same name. It will follow Hiddleston’s character Jonathan Pine as an MI-6 field agent (ala: James Bond!) who has to bring down a dangerous weapons dealer, who is played by Laurie.
Since the novel came out over twenty years ago, movie studios have been trying to turn it in to a feature film without much success: Even Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B optioned the book in 2009, but a movie was never made. Like many other books ( Mildred Pierce and Olive Kitteridge for example), this is a story that needed more than two hours to be told — making it perfect for a miniseries. Surely with Hiddleston at the helm, it’ll be worth the wait it took to see it on the screen:
One of the show’s producers told EW it was “the thriller equivalent of a bromance.”
Here’s the trailer below:
Will air on BBC in the UK and on AMC in the U.S.