Good news for fans of The Night Manager! Recently, The Daily Mail spoke with writer Charles Cumming about season two of the AMC/BBC TV show.
The first season is based on the novel by John le Carré, which centers on a former British soldier (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited as an intelligence operative to investigate arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). The cast also includes Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, Douglas Hodge, and Antonio de la Torre.
While AMC has not announced an official renewal for The Night Manager, The Sun reports the BBC has ordered a second season and previous reports have confirmed there are scripts being written for the new season. Speaking to The Daily Mail, writer Charles Cumming said they are working to make season two of The Night Manager better than season one:
Le Carré has never allowed one of his stories to have a [film or TV] sequel that is not based on a novel. So our job is to write a season that’s going to be even better than the first one, but also stay faithful to the tone of the world that was created by le Carré and to the characters.”
So what about season two? Who’s returning? Will there be any newcomers? Cumming says he’s sworn to silence:
The four of us in the writers’ room are sworn to silence. Some characters that the audience know and love will be returning, other will not. The locations will be sumptuous, the plot as thrilling and as thematically complex as a le Carré story should be. We are all aware that the bar has been set very high in terms of audience expectations. The challenge facing us is to meet those expectations, hopefully even to surpass them.”