Fans of Jonathan Pine and Richard Roper were given a glimpse of hope that The Night Manager season 2 could still happen.
BBC, AMC, and The Ink Factory have confirmed that they are still considering the possibility of bringing back the critically-acclaimed show for another season. Apparently, they are already in the early stages of developing a potential second season. However, no definite detail for the second installment has been confirmed as of the moment.
Deadline cited a fact that hinders the return of The Night Manager. Executive producer Stephen Garrett told the publication that author John le Carré has never allowed his characters to go off-book. Le Carré wrote the book in 1993, in which the TV miniseries was based upon. The book doesn’t have a sequel.
Garrett, however, clarified that they are not ruling out the possibility of season 2 but they are not confirming anything as well. He told Deadline:
“There’s not even a script. There’s just conversations and thoughts… It’s not ruled out and it’s not ruled in. It’s entirely possible and we’d love to do it.”
Director Susanne Bier, meanwhile, admitted that she would love to do the show again. However, she also told Deadline that working with the book is quite a challenge.
What Could Happen in The Night Manager Season 2?
In the story, Tom Hiddleston played a luxury hotel night manager, Jonathan Pine. He was later recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate a group of an arms dealer, Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Their mission is to uncover Roper’s alliance with the intelligence community and to bring down his international arms business.
At the end, Pine, Angela, and her team were able to find evidence of Roper’s illegal activities. He was arrested by the local police but the police van was eventually commandeered by his angered arms business partners. Viewers did not see whether he was killed by his buyers or not.
Laurie hinted that his character might come back in season 2 since it was not clear if Roper died in the previous season, Deadline noted. However, the House actor said otherwise in an interview with Mirror in April last year.
Laurie was asked if he would be returning for The Night Manager season 2. He told Mirror at the time:
“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.”
As for Hiddleston’s character, Pine could have followed Jed (Olivia Colman) in the US, like what he promised her at the finale. In America, Pine and Roper’s path might cross again. All of these remains speculations until The Night Manager showrunners confirm otherwise.
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