AMC’s set to premiere the mini-series The Night Manager on April 19, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT and today a new trailer’s arrived for the series. The Night Manager‘s based on John le Carré’s novel (AMC’s labeling it a “contemporary adaptation”) and stars Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki. The book has sold more than 1 million copies in just North America and has been translated into 20+ languages, with the mini-series marking the first adaptation of any le Carré book in more than 20 years.
Oscar winner Susanne Bier directed from a script by David Farr. Bier, Farr, author le Carré, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, and Stephen Garrett executive produced the six-part mini-series.
The Night Manager Plot: The Night Manager will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Hollander) and the allure of Roper’s beautiful girlfriend Jed (Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
Episode 1: A hotel night manager receives a plea for help from an elegant guest. His actions draw him into the terrifying world of the worst man in the world.