Three new cast members have been announced for the highly anticipated BBC One espionage drama The Night Manager. Joining Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston will be Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander. Filming will commence this spring.
Based on the best seller by Spy genre legend John Le Carre The Night Manager sees Hiddleston playing former soldier Jonathan Pine drawn into a complex mystery involving the upper reaches of Whitehall and Washington. Colman will play Hiddleston’s recruiter, Hugh Laurie is sinister arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper with Debicki down as Pine’s lover Jed.
le Carre’s novel, one of his best loved, was published in 1993 and the series (which is being made by The Ink Factory for both The BBC and AMC) will broadcast in 2016.