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Tom Hiddleston Hints At Series Two Of The Night Manager

Dominic Smithers

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Tom Hiddleston Hints At Series Two Of The Night Manager

Hit BBC espionage series The Night Manager could be returning for a second outing, two years after the original series hit our screens - according to the thriller's star, Tom Hiddleston.

The actor, who played the lead role in the gripping espionage drama, dropped the news during an interview on BBC Radio 2 this morning.

Hinting at a follow-up to the hugely successful six-parter, the Avengers actor didn't give fans much to go on, although he did confirm ideas were being formulated by the show's creators.

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Speaking to Zoe Ball on her breakfast show, the 37-year-old said: "At the moment it's really in the lap of John Le Carré [author of the novel on which the show was based and his sons who run the Ink Factory, which is the production company that produces it.)

"They are potentially conceiving how these characters might live on, what they are doing now given the state of the world, which is curious.

"The world is in an interesting place, and what's [Hiddleston's character] Jonathan Pine doing? Where is he? He's probably in a dark corner somewhere, you know, spying on someone. I'm very curious to see what materialises. And that's about as much as I can say."

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One person who definitely won't be returning for the second installment of the spy drama, however, is the director of the show's first season Susanne Bier (also responsible for recent Netflix hit Bird Box), who announced late last year that she had pulled out of plans to do the follow-up.

Speaking to Radio Times, she said: "I'm not doing Night Manager 2. I wasn't sure that I would do my very best work the second time round - so I decided that I should probably not do it and have somebody [else direct it]."

The first series told the story of shadowy arms-dealing and government spies, and was first broadcast in early 2016, to critical acclaim.

Hiddleston revealed that ideas were being discussed for a second series of the hit drama. Credit: PA
Hiddleston revealed that ideas were being discussed for a second series of the hit drama. Credit: PA
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SPOILER ALERT: The series ended with spy Jonathan Pine having finally manged to catch the bloodthirsty arms trader Onslow Roper, played by the brilliant Hugh Laurie. But where the former British soldier went from here is anyone's guess.

The thriller also saw Hiddleston's stock rise considerably, especially among James Bond fans, who were won over by the Hollywood A-lister and argued it proved his credentials to become the next 007.

A smash hit with audiences around the world, the series was nominated for an incredible 36 awards in 2017 - coming away with 11 of them.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, Interesting, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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