AMC’s The Night Manager, based on John le Carré‘s spy novel, is a six-part miniseries featuring gorgeous locales and an even more gorgeous cast. For those who are unfamiliar, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston as a British soldier, Jonathan Pine, “a self-exiled creature of the night; a sailor with no destination” (as Hiddleston told us during the show’s TCA panel), who is recruited by intelligence office Angela Burr (Broadchurch‘s Olivia Colman). Burr has been trying to catch international businessman Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) in the act when it comes to his involvement with the black market arms trade. But, Pine’s attempts to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle raise the suspicions of the chief of staff, Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander), and grow ever more complicated through his romantic entanglement with Roper’s girlfriend, Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In true le Carré fashion, it’s a slow burn, building up tantalizing layers that portend immense payoff.
I haven’t read the novel, though I did get to see the first three episodes recently. But for book readers I’m told the endings differ, though the spirit stays the same. In fact, many things have been updated in the espionage drama, including the gender swapped character now played by Colman. But the miniseries also has a timeless quality to it that is very apparent in the well-coiffed and exceptionally tailored styles of the new image, which you can see below (click for full size), along with the previously released pic of Hiddles staring off into the expanse … (swoon).
The Night Manager premieres Tuesday, April 19th on AMC.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Night Manager:
Launching a new night for AMC originals is the six-part miniseries event “The Night Manager,” premiering on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama, 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 his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself. Executive producers include John Le Carré, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell and Stephen Garrett. Writer David Farr also serves as an executive producer as does Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier, who served as director.