The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that AMC has officially picked up a bid to partner with the BBC to release a miniseries based on the novel, “The Night Manager.” The 6 – 8 part miniseries stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
The novel was originally released in 1993 by John le Carre. The tale follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine in his new line of work as a night auditor for a luxurious hotel, where he meets a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black market weapons dealer. Sophie winds up dead after giving Pine incriminating documents, and he goes undercover with British intelligence in a sting operation against Roper to avenge Sophie’s death.
Le Carre is no stranger to the world of adaptations. Several of his previous works have been made into pretty successful films including A Most Wanted Man, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Constant Gardener. Some television series have also already been made based on his work such as “A Perfect Spy” and “A Murder of Quality.”
The adaptation will be written by David Farr for Ink Factory. There is no word yet on when the miniseries will begin production or an anticipated premiere date.