“War is spectator sport.” AMC has released a new trailer for their upcoming mini-series, The Night Manager.
Based on the John le Carré novel, the drama stars Tom Hiddleston as a British intelligence agent who goes undercover to investigate an international arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander also star.
The Night Manager premieres on April 19th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the trailer and read the full details below:
AMC’s “The Night Manager,” an original six-part mini-series produced alongside BBC One and The Ink Factory, will premiere on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT. A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – “The Night Manager” will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of Roper’s beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
A hotel night manager receives a plea for help from an elegant guest. His actions draw him into the terrifying world of the worst man in the world.
The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organized crime, the novel was a best-seller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and selling over a million copies in North America alone. Executive producers include Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Stephen Garrett and John Le Carré, Writer David Farr also serves as an executive producer as does Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier, who served as director.”
What do you think? Have you read The Night Manager? Will you watch the mini-series?