Amazon Prime Takes Multiple Territories on ‘Night Manager’

Amazon Prime Video has acquired rights to drama series “The Night Manager” in a trio of territories.

The company picked up the six-part series, a contemporary adaptation of a 1993 John Le Carre spy novel, for the U.S., U.K. and Japan, where it will air later this year.

Prime members will be able to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership. In Japan, Prime Video will be the only destination to watch the series.

The deal was hatched by The Ink Factory and IMG with Amazon. The announcement marks IMG’s continued expansion into entertainment rights sales.

Directed by Susanne Bier (“In a Better World”), “The Night Manager “stars Hugh Laurie (“House’) and Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “War Horse”) and co-stars Olivia Colman (“Broadchurch”,) Tom Hollander (“Rev”), Elizabeth Debicki (‘The Great Gatsby”) and David Harewood (“Homeland”.)

The story follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates 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), Pine must himself become a criminal.

“’The Night Manager’ is a truly international production, and we’re delighted that the series is continuing to cross both platforms and territory boundaries with such success. Amazon is a fantastic partner to have on this project and we look forward to seeing it launch on Prime soon,” said Stephen Cornwell, co-CEO at The Ink Factory.

“We’re focused on providing our customers with compelling, must-see series that raise the bar for entertainment,” stated Brad Beale, VP of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.

In addition to continuing working alongside The Ink Factory on The Night Manager, IMG recently recruited former Paramount International Television executive Gary Marenzi as head of entertainment sales & partnerships.

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