Tom Hiddleston’s memorable performance in the BBC’s 2016 hit drama The Night Manager has been the subject of much discussion. The actor’s audition for the coveted James Bond role in the series based on John le Carré’s famous spy novel was said to be his best. The six-part drama received high praise from critics, and the show’s success was further highlighted by its numerous nominations and awards, including three Golden Globes.
The Night Manager follows the story of Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier and luxury hotel manager played by Hiddleston. He is recruited by Angela Burr, portrayed by Olivia Colman, to investigate a covert arms trade between the UK and the US, led by Richard Roper, portrayed by Hugh Laurie. The show’s popularity had led many to believe that a sequel was imminent.
Six years later, however, there is still no word on a second season. Fans are eagerly waiting to hear if The Night Manager will return to the small screen anytime soon. Here’s everything you need to know. The show’s success and critical acclaim suggest that a second season of The Night Manager is a no-brainer, but the show’s creators have been tight-lipped about its future. It has been reported that the production team is currently working on a follow-up, but nothing has been confirmed.
The Night Manager Season 1 Recap
Based on the novel by John Le Carré, the series stars Tom Hiddleston as a former British soldier turned hotel night manager, who is recruited by MI6 to infiltrate the inner circle of a dangerous arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie. The show has been praised for its stunning visuals, gripping storylines, and exceptional performances from its cast. Season one, which aired in 2016, consists of six episodes that take viewers on a thrilling journey through the murky world of international espionage.
Episode one introduces us to Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), who is working as the night manager at a luxury hotel in Cairo. When he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an arms dealer named Roper (Laurie), he is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), a British intelligence officer, to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle. In episode two, Pine is sent to Switzerland, where he meets Roper’s girlfriend, Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), and begins to develop a relationship with her. Meanwhile, Burr’s investigation into Roper’s illegal activities intensifies.
As Pine gets closer to Roper in episode three, tensions rise between the arms dealer and his associates. Pine also faces some tough decisions as he realises the danger he is putting himself and others in by infiltrating Roper’s world. In episode four, Pine’s mission hits a major snag when his cover is blown. He narrowly escapes death and is forced to flee to London, where he seeks refuge with Burr and her team.
The fifth episode sees Pine back in Roper’s world as the arms dealer prepares to make a major weapons deal. Meanwhile, Burr’s investigation is closing in on Roper and his associates. The final episode is a nail-biting finale that sees Pine and Roper face off in a tense confrontation. The episode also ties up loose ends, revealing the fates of various characters.
The Night Manager Season 2 Release Date: Is the show releasing anytime soon?
According to various media reports, The Night Manager Season 2 is in development, but at a very early stage. After many initial and inside reports regarding the future of the show, things have started moving in the right direction. Way back in 2017, Susanne Bier informed the broadcasters of the show that “the series will be back for its second season, and she is very serious about it.” She also informed me that the team writer is working on the script and that we will be ready to shoot as soon as it is completed.
Susanne continued: “The love we got from the audience and critics was something we cannot forget forever.” We want to bring a second season of The Night Manager to the screen. All the love we got from season 1 also gave us a huge responsibility to create and present something better and bigger than the previous one, and we want to live up to the expectations of our beloved audience.
After one year, when Susanne informed a media house, Stephen Garrett told one of the media houses: “I do not know anything regarding The Night Manager, although I am the executive producer of the show.”
He claimed that there are just rumours and half-cooked conversations going on that are neither completely true nor false. I would be the happiest person if we brought the show back for season 2, but as of now, I don’t see anything happening anytime soon. Overall, I could say that we are just planning and thinking about doing it.
Overall, one thing is clear: season 2 of The Night Manager will be made, but when it will be released, no one can predict it. So, fans of the show have nothing to do except wait in the hope that season 2 will be released at some point in the future.