Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive subscription streaming service for AMC and the BBC’s six-part miniseries The Night Manager in the U.S., the UK and Japan. Beginning later in 2016, it will stream as part of Amazon Prime and Prime Video subscriptions for customers in the U.S. and Britain, and exclusively on Prime Video in Japan. The deals were secured by IMG.
A modernized update of the 1993 novel by John Le Carre, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston star in a story following former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates the shadowy recesses of power where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. Tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Roper (Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal. Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (Rev), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and David Harewood (Homeland) co-star.
“We’re focused on providing our customers with compelling, must-see series that raise the bar for entertainment,” said Brad Beale, Vice President of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “Prime members love having access to gripping, distinctive series like Orphan Black, The Americans and Downton Abbey, and we’re thrilled to announce that The Night Manager will be added to the collection of binge-worthy TV available on Prime Video later this year.”
Directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World) and written by David Farr, The Night Manager premiered April 19 in the U.S. on AMC.