AMC has given a straight-to-series pickup to The Night Manager, a limited series based on John le Carre’s 1993 spy novel of the same name, The Live Feed reports. The project will pair Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston in an adaptation written by David Farr (Hanna).
Developed in partnership with the BBC, the series tells the story of former soldier Jonathan Pine as he gets a job as a night auditor at a ritzy hotel. Once Pine receives top-secret intel from a mysterious woman named Sophie, he’s pulled back into the world of espionage, sting operations and black market weapons-dealing.
The Night Manager will mark Laurie’s return to television following his lengthy stint on Fox’s House. The show will also provide Hiddleston with his biggest U.S. television role to date. This is the latest in a long line of le Carre novels to receive a live-action adaptation, which includes Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and The Constant Gardener.
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