AMC’s showing off a new trailer for the mini-series The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Tobias Menzies. The six-part mini-series is based on John le Carré’s bestselling novel and will premiere on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. David Farr adapted the book and Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire) directed. Bier, Farr, and le Carré also served as executive producers along with Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, and Stephen Garrett.
The Plot: A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – 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 (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh 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 (Tom Hollander) and the allure of Roper’s beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.