AMC Wins Bidding War for John le Carre Project

Oct 31, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.

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