AMC just announced Outlander‘s Tobias Menzies as well as David Harewood, Neil Morrissey, and Katherine Kelly have joined the cast of The Night Manager. Based on John le Carré’s novel, the new cast members join Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki for the production which is now shooting. The ensemble also includes Adeel Akhtar, Natasha Little, Jonathan Aris, and Hannah Steele.
David Farr adapted the book and Susanne Bier is directing the AMC, BBC One, and The Ink Factory co-production. Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Garrett, David Farr, and Polly Hill are executive producing the mini-series which will air in 2016.
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s 1993 novel – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
-By Rebecca Murray
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