After months of rumour, hints, sly nods and suspicion, the director of BBC1’s The Night Manager has finally confirmed that a second series of the hit spy drama is in the works.
Susanne Bier told Broadcast that a follow-up to the John Le Carré TV series is “slowly being developed” with the BBC and US co-producers AMC, but that the creators were hoping to take their time to make sure series two ‘lives up’ to the first series.
“We all want very much to do a season two but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one,” she said. “That would be a really bad idea.”
She added that the script was currently being written by a “team of writers”.
Producer Simon Cornwell, who also happens to be author Le Carré’s son, had already said that all sides were keen to tackle a sequel, despite the fact that it would mean going beyond the original source material.
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