AMC Nabs Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston Miniseries ‘The Night Manager’

AMC is closing in on a deal for the U.S. rights to the BBC’s Hugh Laurie-Tom Hiddleston miniseries “The Night Manager,” based on the 1993 John le Carre novel.

AMC would join the Beeb as a co-producer along with the Ink Factory. The project is eyed as a six-episode mini although AMC’s run could expand to eight episodes with commercial time included.

The novel revolves around a former British soldier who is drawn into a sting operation involving black market weapons after he goes to work for a luxury hotel. Writer David Farr is adapting the novel for TV.

Word of AMC nabbing “Night Manager” comes on the heels of the AMC Networks parent company closing a deal to buy half of the BBC America channel. One of the drivers of that deal was the desire for both sides to partner on high-end scripted productions such as “Night Manager.”The project also marks Laurie’s return to the small screen since ending his eight-season run on the Fox drama “House” in 2012.

AMC declined to comment.

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