The director of the first season of The Night Manager has confirmed there is more to come.
9 Mar 2017 - 9:52 AM  UPDATED 9 Mar 2017 - 10:12 AM

As we brace ourselves for the launch of the gripping thriller The Night Manager, making its Australian free-to-air debut on SBS and SBS On Demand from 22 March, word is building that the BBC are working towards commissioning a second season of The Night Manager. For fans of John le Carré and/or Tom Hiddleston partially unbuttoned in linen shirts, this is exciting news.

Series director Susanne Bier, who won a Golden Globe for her work on the show, has revealed that they are working on scripts for a second 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".

Of course, a follow-up series isn't without it's challenges. First, there is the fact that season one star Tom Hiddleston is incredibly busy being a huge movie star now. The second is the challenge of creating fresh new material. While that sounds easy enough, as producer Simon Cornwell (the son of le Carré) pointed out"There is no book and there's never been a le Carré story which has been extended beyond the confines of the novel". 

This is great news for both fans of the show and anyone trying to buy my dad a Blu-ray for his birthday in the next year or two. 

The first season of The Night Manager starts on SBS and SBS On Demand from 22 March.

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