AMC and production company The Ink Factory are one step closer towards a second season of the hit miniseries, The Night Manager, based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. According to Deadline, British screenwriter Matthew Orton has been hired to pen the second season.
After The Night Manager‘s success, AMC and BBC have been looking for ways to continue the show despite being based on only one book. Earlier this year Simon Cornwall, who is the president of Ink Factory and son of David Cornwall, le Carré’s real name, expressed interest in doing another season of Night Manager to the Royal Television Society, stating that: “There’s no book and there’s never been a Le Carré story that has been extended beyond the confines of the novel. It would be interesting to try that.”
Tom Hiddleston, the lead star of the series, and director Susanne Bier have also expressed interest in returning to the world of the show in some way.
The Night Manager saw Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine going undercover to expose Richard Roper, a billionaire arms dealer played by House‘s Hugh Laurie. Unlike the book, which took place in the 90s, the miniseries was adapted to be in the modern day.