It’s been seven years since The Night Manager first aired on the BBC, and it looks like the wait for season two is finally over. Here’s everything we know so far about the newest installment of this smash-hit show.
The Night Manager Season 2: Everything We Know So Far
The first season of The Night Manager might only be a distant memory after it graced our screens way back in 2016. The good news, however, is that it seems like season 2 is finally on the way.
According to Deadline, although a second season of The Night Manager hasn’t yet been formally approved, it’s reportedly in the works at Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. Filming is expected to begin in London and South America in the next few months, and Tom Hiddleston is set to return to the leading role.
Season 1 was written by David Farr and directed by Suzanne Bier (best known for her work on Netflix’s Bird Box). It quickly became one of the highest-rated UK dramas of 2016, winning two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes.
What Is The Night Manager About?
The Night Manager is adapted from a John Le Carré novel of the same name. Its protagonist is Jonathan Pine (played by Hiddleston), an ex-soldier who now serves as (you guessed it) the night manager of a luxury hotel in Cairo. Early in season 1, Pine is recruited by a British intelligence agent (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of a high-profile arms dealer named Dicky Roper (Hugh Laurie). Along the way, Pine begins to connect with Jemima ‘Jed’ Marshall (The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki), Roper’s ill-fated mistress.
While the exact plot of season 2 is unclear (and John Le Carré didn’t actually write a sequel to the book on which the show is based) it is expected that things will pick up after (spoiler!) Pine learns that Roper has been killed – a realisation that triggers a series of thrillingly dangerous events.
Who Will Star In The Night Manager Season 2?
Season 1 of The Night Manager certainly boasted an array of big names, with Tom Hollander and David Harewood also starring. While the cast of the second season hasn’t been confirmed yet, Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role – and we can only hope that Olivia Coleman and Elizabeth Debicki follow suit.
When Will The Night Manager Season 2 Be Released?
There’s no official release date just yet. Since filming is set to start before the end of 2023, we could be treated to season 2 of The Night Manager in early 2025. Watch this space…