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Two more seasons of The Night Manager ordered by the BBC and Prime Video

Tom Hiddleston returns as Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager

UK pubcaster BBC One and Amazon-owned streamer Prime Video have ordered two new seasons of hit 2016 espionage thriller The Night Manager.

The new seasons will be produced by The Ink Factory (The Pigeon Tunnel) in association with Character 7, Demarest Films and 127 Wall, and in coproduction with Spanish partner Nostromo Pictures.

With filming scheduled to start later this year, Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame) will reprise his role as suave spy Jonathan Pine.

In a deal negotiated by CJ ENM-owned distributor Fifth Season, the new seasons will premiere on BBC One and its VoD platform iPlayer in the UK, and on Prime Video in the rest of the world.

The first season of The Night Manager was commissioned by the BBC, aired in 2016 and was based on the 1993 novel of the same name by celebrated spy author John le Carré.

As well as being a hit with audiences in the UK, it won multiple industry awards and was sold internationally to 180 countries

The upcoming second season will pick up the story with central character Pine eight years after the explosive events of the season one finale.

Hiddleston will also serve as an executive producer, alongside season one castmate Hugh Laurie, who played arms dealer Dicky Roper.

Charlotte Moore, BBC chief creative officer, said: “After years of fervent speculation I’m incredibly excited to confirm that The Night Manager is returning to the BBC for two more series.

“Bold storytelling and a stellar line-up in front of and behind the camera made it unmissable viewing and the scale and ambition behind the new season will take it to even greater heights.”

Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, said: “We are elated to bring additional seasons of The Night Manager to our Prime Video customers.

“The combination of terrific source material, the wonderful team at The Ink Factory, a great writer in David Farr, an award-winning director in Georgi Banks-Davies, as well as the talented cast truly make the series the full package.

“We’re excited to be back in business with the BBC and look forward to continuing the show’s journey with The Night Manager team.”

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