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.