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

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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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  1. Jane says:

    Hugh Laurie is going to be great in this role!!! I don’t know Hiddleston but I hear he’s a very good actor. This plus AMC working with BBC is a win! So glad it’s a miniseries too and not a long-running deal!!

  2. Lupe Cortez says:

    Please let this go through! Anything with Tom Hiddleston would be awesome good! Having Hugh Laurie in it as well is just a big plus!

  3. Tom says:

    Hugh Overrated Laurie is back? Yawn

  4. i m waiting on my toes

  5. nan00se says:

    please make this happen soon

  6. Michele Reynolds says:

    love to see Tom in a series for tv hes amazing actor and hot

  7. Leo716 says:

    I miss House. But I am glad that Hugh Laurie is coming back to TV. I’ll check it out and see how it is. Welcome back Hugh!

  8. laura says:

    ! these 2 actors yumm !

  9. Contessa46 says:

    hooray! More good Tv to look forward to!

    • Julie Vallerand says:

      AMC + HLaurie = Pure Satisfation!
      This is a great news that AMC will produce/broadcast this miniseries….be wonderful to see Hlaurie on TV again….I’m anticipating this already!…

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