Rev co-stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander are to reunite in BBC1 and AMC’s adaptation of John le Carré novel The Night Manager. The pair will join confirmed cast members Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Hollow Crown) in the drama, with Elizabeth Bedicki (The Great Gatsby) also on board.
The Night Manager – first confirmed in January – is a contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s espionage drama and is the first TV adaptation of one of his books for more than 20 years.
Following British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), the miniseries charts his recruitment by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy corners of Whitehall and Washington where “an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.”
Pine’s mission: to infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie) which includes his girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander).
The adaptation – due in 2016 – comes over two decades after The Night Manager was first published, becoming one of the author’s best-known novels.
Produced by The Ink Factory (the team behind A Most Wanted Man), the co-production between BBC1 and AMC (the US network who brought you Breaking Bad and Mad Men), will be directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier and begin filming this spring.
Sign up to the Radio Times newsletter for the latest TV and entertainment news