AMC has come out on top in what has been reported as a multiple-network bidding war for a new John le Carre project. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the project, “The Night Manager,” will be a limited series.
The drama stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, and is being developed in partnership with the BBC, the story reports. AMC Networks has just closed a deal to acquire a 49.9% interest in BBC America, as we reported last week.
AMC is reportedly considering the new project for either a six- or eight-part miniseries.
“The Night Manager” is a novel by le Carre that was published in 1993. It focuses on a former British soldier who turns into a luxury hotel night auditor, but ends up wrapped up in plot involving intelligence operatives and a weapons dealer.
The project marks a return to TV for Laurie following his run on Fox’s “House,” the piece adds.