IMG and The Ink Factory have unveiled a raft of sales on their highly-anticipated adaptation of John le Carré’s best-selling novel The Night Manager. The TV series, which stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, was developed by BBC1 with The Ink Factory and AMC as U.S.network partners.
Sales include Tele München Gruppe for German-speaking Europe, C More and TV4 for the Nordic territories, DR for Denmark, Sky Italia for Italy, BBC First and SBS for Australia, TV3 for New Zealand, AMC International for Iberia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia (excluding Japan), Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East and Sony Pictures for North American home entertainment
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.
The Night Manager was 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.
“It has been an enormous privilege to work with Susanne Bier, Hugh Laurie, and Tom Hiddleston – an extraordinarily talented cast and crew – and indeed with John le Carré himself to bring The Night Manager to the screen,” said Simon Cornwell, co-founder of The Ink Factory. “It’s a much-loved novel of great scope and power, brilliantly adapted and updated by David Farr. With the support and vision of the BBC and AMC, along with WME and IMG and the commitment of great broadcasters around the world, we’ve been able to deliver tremendous scale in the production.”
Published in 1993, The Night Manager has been translated into over 20 languages and sold millions of copies.