Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the cast of AMC’s The Night Manager, the television adaptation of John Le Carre’s espionage drama. AMC co-produces with BBC and The Ink Factory on the miniseries that is set to begin filming this spring. Colman, Hollander and Debicki join previously announced Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. Susanne Bier is directing from a script by David Farr.
The first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years, The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. It follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
BAFTA winner Colman stars in BBC America’s Broadchurch alongside David Tennant. Hollander starred in BBC Four drama Gracie! and co-created BAFTA-winning BBC Two comedy series Rev. Debicki stars in upcoming features Everest and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Night Manager will be produced by The Ink Factory, BBC One and AMC for broadcast in 2016.