Tom Hiddleston to return to ‘The Night Manager’

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Eight years after the series first aired, The Night Manager has been renewed for a second and third season. Tom Hiddleston is set to return to the show.

Borrowing its story from The Night Manager by John le Carré, the show followed Tom Hiddleston as night manager turned undercover sleuth Johnathan Pine. Supporting cast members included Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander.

The BBC thriller first hit screens over eight years ago in early 2016. It received huge critical acclaim, taking home two Emmys and a Bafta for Hollander’s performance, but it did not receive an immediate renewal.

Now, almost a decade after the first six episodes aired, BBC and Amazon have confirmed two more seasons of the show, via the BBC. Hiddleston is set to return to the role of Pine, while Laurie has taken on a producing role. They will begin shooting later in the year.

Hiddleston called the first series of the show “one of the most creatively fulfilling projects” and shared his excitement about returning to the show, to the character and to his previous collaborators. “The depth, range and complexity of Jonathan Pine was, and remains, a thrilling prospect,” he shared.

Season two of the show will feature six episodes by newcomer Georgi Banks-Davies, who made her directorial debut a few years back with I Hate Suzie. Since then, she has contributed two episodes to Paper Girls, a comic book series adaptation.

In the eight years since he starred in the first season of The Night Manager, Hiddleston’s career with Marvel prompted more work in television. After starring as Thor’s morally dubious brother Loki in a series of films, including Avengers: Endgame, Hiddleston took on a spin-off series about his character titled Loki.

The first season of the superhero show aired in 2021 and received a second season in 2023. A third season of the show is yet to be confirmed.

Hiddleston is also set to star in The Life of Chuck, an upcoming Stephen King sci-fi adaptation alongside Star Wars icon Mark Hamill and former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan. Mike Flanagan is set to direct, having previously worked on The Haunting of Hill House and The Fall of the House of Usher. A timeline for the film is yet to be confirmed.

Revisit the trailer for season one of The Night Manager below.

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