Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie have poured cold water on reports that The Night Manager is set to return for Season 2.
Hiddleston said that “the story is complete” and he will not be returning as undercover agent Jonathan Pine, according to the Sunday Mirror.
“As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a mini series. The story feels complete. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real.”
However, Laurie, who played the dastardly Richard Roper in the drama, was also quoted as saying: “It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carré has yet to write another novel, so in cold practical terms, no, we’re done.”
However, the words “as it stands” and in “cold practical terms” leaves wiggle-room for continuation.
Commenting on the potential future of the series, exec producer Simon Cornwell said a second season isn’t out of the question:
“[We] would love to do more with the BBC; but I don’t want to tempt fate with telling you what we have in the works”.
“[Season 2 is a] lovely idea but Le Carré has never allowed an adaptation that goes beyond the parameters of the original book. We’re not ruling it out, but we’re not ruling it in.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the official status if Night Manager Season 2…