Tom Hiddleston will sign up for two more seasons of ‘The Night Manager’

Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton welcomed their first child last fall or winter. We actually don’t know when Zawe gave birth, nor do we know if they welcomed a boy or girl. Last week, Tom was seen out with the baby (who was in a stroller) – go here to see pics. Hiddleston has definitely tried to keep it low-key in recent years, especially after his years-long blitz of being one of the internet’s boyfriends and one of Taylor Swift’s actual boyfriends. During that period – the “Hiddlesmania” era – Tom was part of a successful AMC limited series called The Night Manager. It was adapted from a John le Carré novel and the adaptation was actually very good. Tom won a Golden Globe and he was nominated for an Emmy for playing the lead role. Well, seven years later, they’re just now getting around to making a second season??

A second season of smash John le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is in the works at Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, with Tom Hiddleston set to reprise his role as protagonist Jonathan Pine.

Under the codename Steelworks, Deadline understands Season 2 will film later this year in London and South America. Although it is yet to be formally greenlit by Amazon and the BBC, we hear that it is set to receive a two-season order. David Farr, who wrote the original, is back to write Season 2.

Rumors of a second season have abound almost since the first ended in late 2016, and the second run of The Ink Factory’s adaptation is understood to be set in the present day. Following British arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) being taken away by the Syrians at the end of Season 1, Hiddleston’s Pine is informed he is dead two years later, and he has to face up to a new, even more deadly challenge.

[From Deadline]

So the property is moving from AMC to Amazon Prime. Makes sense, Amazon has more money to spend on this kind of stuff, and it will probably be a good investment for them. TNM was good series, well-made and acclaimed. They should have greenlighted a second season years ago. Especially since… it feels like Tom tried his hand at movie-stardom and it didn’t really work? He’s better on television/streaming. Tom has Loki Season 2 coming out as well. I wonder if he’s looking for more stable work now that he’s a dad.

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  1. HeyKay says:

    Hiddles! 💕
    I bet he’s decided to sign on to something so he can be closer to the family vs. off shooting on location for films.
    He’s financially set I would think.
    Much happiness to him.

  2. Lemons says:

    I honestly think this was put off while all the British possibilities for James Bond vied for their shot at gold. Then Daniel Craig decided to make another, and still, no decisions have been made. Might as well get back into a similar role.

  3. TIFFANY says:

    I’m down for more The Night Manager. Does that mean Olivia Colman is returning as well. Those two were so great together.

  4. ariel says:

    That was such a great little series- he and Olivia Coleman were fantastic in it. E Delbecki was great too. Would gladly watch more of something like that.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    LeCarre’s family is involved in the production and they were waiting for a really good story to be drafted. That they decided to go with two seasons is interesting. Will Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, and Elizabeth Debicki be back?

    He had several projects fall through during Covid when he ended up trapped in Georgia for months. Loki was one of the first productions to start up again.

    I think that baby was born in late summer. She was showing back in March and described herself as “heavily pregnant” in June and she WAS heavily pregnant in June when she was promoting Mr Malcolm’s List (really enjoyable film). She didn’t make the Disney Expo thing in August when her Marvels co-stars were promoting that and showing the first clips from the film. He made it but she didn’t.

    Whenever the baby arrived and whatever the baby is, I hope it is healthy and they get to raise it in peace and happiness.

    We can’t celebrate on the veranda today because of the snow but we’re drinking hot chocolate for return of The Night Manager. And imagining we’re in Switzerland like Episode 2 of the first series.

    • Nanea says:

      It being noon where you are means it’s evening here in central Europe.

      While hot cocoa is always nice in winter, I’ll raise a mug of Glühwein/mulled spiced wine and think of the unobtrusive service and the handsome, impeccably dressed night manager at the Hotel Meister — the real life Riffelalp resort in Zermatt/Switzerland — while looking forward to Jon Pine’s new adventures.

      I’d love for Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tobias Menzies to be back, and would like to see more of David Harewood.

      Like you I think the baby was born earlier than people assume, and I hope baby, Bobby and parents are doing well.

  6. antipodean says:

    The Night Manager was an excellent series, and I am down for another two, please. Seeing pictures of Hiddles looking foine and healthy makes me pine for the old days on the verandah!

  7. Concern Fae says:

    Glad for this. I’ve always thought that they should take a page from the American Horror Story series and just do Le Carre adaptations with overlapping casts. Have Hiddleston be the villain next, then the harried bureaucrat. Colman someone’s awful wife, then the innocent caught in a conspiracy. New cast members added every time as well.

    I’d really like to see Hiddleston playing the post WWII Campion. He’s kind of a silly fop detective in the 1930s books, but he does intelligence work during the war and the later books are very different.

  8. Inka says:

    Loved the night manager, loved Olivia in it!! but every time I rewatch I just can’t get over the first love story at the hotel.
    There’s something about the acting there that I just cannot stand, like he’s so much worse with her than normal. The writing, too. It’s just cheesy, and like not good. Then thankfully it really sets in and levels up! I’ll be so stoked when this comes out, I loved the feel and Hiddles in his prime and all!

  9. TwinFalls says:

    This is unexpected and delightful news.

  10. Cecil Belle says:

    I loved season one, and look forward to the new seasons. He’s such a versatile actor and has been a favorite of mine for years. I feel Loki pretty much carried the early Thor series. I think he and Andrew Scott have been under rated for awhile and I’m glad to see both getting more recognition.