Award-winning series The Night Manager was derived from one of John le Carre’s novels. Now, his novel titled The Spy Who Came In from the Cold is once again set to be adapted by BBC One to turn it into another phenomenal TV series.
The Night Manager Creators Works on Another Hit Series
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold will be helmed by Oscar-winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy. According to BBC, the novel’s story reportedly picks up during the era of Cold War. It was several months after the Berlin Wall was built in 1962.
It features the story of Alec Leamas, a drunkard British Intel who apparently had his East Berlin network turning into scrap. The story continues to tell a mystery on whether his agents are on the run or already dead. They are apparently victims of East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.
In line with this, Leamas will receive an offer to execute his revenge and be recalled in London. Once again, this series will be in collaboration with AMC network following their hard work with the first Le Carre-inspired series.
John le Carre on the New Series
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold was first seen as a film in 1965 featuring Richard Burton. Now, Le Carre is reportedly happy to see it on screen once again. He is positive and confident confidence with the people who will be working on the series.
“Following the huge global success of The Night Manager, it is a privilege to announce that John Le Carré will return to BBC1 with one of the best spy thrillers ever written.”
Also, Beaufoy expressed his excitement to work on the ‘best cold war spy story.’ While the screenwriter was enlisted by BBC to do the adaptation, Ink Factory, together with Character 7 will reportedly be the forthcoming series’ production company. Furthermore, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Laurie. They all won Golden Globe Awards for their characters in the series.
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