After the first season of ‘The Night Manager‘ earned itself international awards and a loyal fan base, the second season seemed inevitable. And not only is ‘The Night Manager’ returning but so are a lot of its original star cast. Read on to know more.
One can’t blame themselves for wanting the stylish and suave British spy-thriller series, ‘The Night Manager’, to revive for a second season with a star-cast like Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Academy-Winning Actress Olivia Colman in the first season. ‘The Night Manager’ has made itself open to speculations after the critically-acclaimed series did not find a way back to the screen since the release of its first season in 2016.
- Season 1of ‘The Night Manager’ said goodbye to Hugh Laurie
- ‘The Night Manager’ Season 2: All about revenge
- Season 2 of ‘The Night Manager’ will be on screen before you know it
But, recent reports suggest that not only is the spy-series making its way back to the small screen, but Hugh Laurie will also revive his role as the notorious arms dealer, Richard Roper, hungry for some revenge. Looks like Tom Hiddleston is in some trouble and we can’t wait to see him in it.
Season 1 of ‘The Night Manager’ said goodbye to Hugh Laurie
‘The Night Manager’, based on a book by former MI6 intelligence officer turned novelist John Le Carre, was adapted for the small screen by ‘Hanna’ creator David Farr and Bird Box famed director Sussane Bierr. Season 1 of ‘The Night Manager’ saw Tom Hiddleston playing Jonathan Pike, a luxury hotel night manager and former soldier who is roped in by intelligence officer Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate a new arms deal headed by Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).
What follows is a thrilling chase set in the murky streets of Cairo, at a lavish villa in Spain, and along many scenic landscapes overshadowing the fact that Pike’s primary job is to infiltrate Roper’s organization and get to Roper before Roper gets to him, while the audience’s job is to sit back and enjoy the scenic view along with the plot. And, in a very James Bond Brtish style-production, Pike, in a six-episode spanning story, infiltrates Roper’s arms deal, jets him off to the bad guys, and, of course, pulling the biggest Bond movie of all- gets the girl. So, if Hugh Laurie has been jetted off for good, why is he returning?
‘The Night Manager’ Season 2: All about revenge
Roper has not one but many reasons to want Pike’s head on a pike after how the events of the first season of ‘The Night Manager’ transpired. But the good news is that the second season is already in the works and heading the writing process is ‘Operation Finale’ screenwriter Mathew Orton and ‘Killing Eve’ executive producer Francesca Gardiner.
According to reports, the second season of ‘The Night Manager’ will see most of the original cast returning to the show while new characters will also be introduced. This means that Laurie, who plays Richard Roper, will be back to avenge himself. Not only did Pike serve Roper on a silver platter to his enemies but he also successfully stole his girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki); murdered his closest confidantes, and left him out to die. So, when is ‘The Night Manager’ returning?
Season 2 of ‘The Night Manager’ will release before you know it
The second season, slated to go to production later this year, has been pushed to next year due to the ongoing challenges faced by the TV and film industry because of the COVID-19 crisis. The release of ‘The Night Manager’, therefore, will not be something happening before late 2021 or even early 2022.
And while Jonathan and Jed are on their little honeymoon phase, we can’t wait to see our favourite villain Laurie making a comeback, ruining everyone’s happiness but ours. After all, the moral grounds on which Roper is judged only matters to people on one side of the screen.
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