Russell Tovey (Banished), Alistair Petrie (Utopia) and Douglas Hodge (The Town) are the latest to join the cast of AMC and BBC One’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel The Night Manager. The trio join previously announced Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Adapted by David Farr and directed by Susanne Bier, the miniseries marks the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years. 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.
Other actors set to appear in the espionage drama include David Harewood, Katherine Kelly, Tobias Menzies and Neil Morissey.
The Night Manager will be produced by The Ink Factory, BBC One and AMC for broadcast in 2016. Executive producers are Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell for The Ink Factory, Stephen Garrett, David Farr, and Polly Hill for the BBC.