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‘The Night Manager’ Season 2 Announces Returning Cast For BBC/Prime Video Drama

Olivia Colman, Alistair Petrie, Michael Nardone, Douglas Hodge & Noah Jupe

by Dave Elliott

The BBC and Prime Video have announced five returning cast members who will be joining Tom Hiddleston when The Night Manager returns for Season 2, including Olivia Colman, Alistair Petrie, Michael Nardone, Douglas Hodge and Noah Jupe.

The ever-present Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) returns as Angela Burr, alongside Alistair Petrie (Sex Education, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Sandy Langbourne, Douglas Hodge (Joker, Black Mirror) as Rex Mayhew, Michael Nardone (Traces, Rome) as Frisky, and Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Honey Boy) as Daniel Roper.

“The best dramas all have at their core some version of the family, and the first season of THE NIGHT MANAGER was no exception,” said Character 7’s Stephen Garrett, who was also lead Executive Producer on the first season. “It’s thrilling that our riotously dysfunctional family is now, after 8 years apart, reunited for season 2, spearheaded by the impeccable Olivia Colman. Joined by Messers Petrie, Hodge, Nardone and the global star that Noah Jupe has rightly become, it almost looks like we planned it…”

Season 1 of the drama, which aired in 2016, saw Tom Hiddleston (Loki, The Essex Serpent) play ex-forces-turn-hotel-manager Jonathan Pine, who is recruited by Angela Burr (Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie).

Inspired by the characters in John le Carré’s best-selling novel, the upcoming second series will once again be written by show creator David Farr and will be helmed by BAFTA-winning director Georgi Banks-Davies (I Hate Suzie, Paper Girls). Tom Hiddleston (Loki, The Essex Serpent) reprises his celebrated role as Jonathan Pine, eight years after the explosive finale of series one.

The returning cast announcement follows the previous reveal of new cast members, Diego Calva (Babylon, Narcos: Mexico), Emmy Award nominee Camila Morrone (Daisy Jones & The Six), Indira Varma (Obsession, Obi-Wan Kenobi), Paul Chahidi (Wicked Little Letters, The Serpent Queen), and Hayley Squires (Adult Material, Beau Is Afraid).

The acclaimed first season was nominated for more than 30 awards and won multiple BAFTAs, Emmy Awards, and Golden Globes – including Best Actor for Tom Hiddleston and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Olivia Colman. Commissioned by the BBC, in the UK it was watched by more than 10 million viewers, making it one of 2016’s most-watched TV shows.

“Olivia Colman’s award-winning role as Angela Burr in the first series of The Night Manager was unforgettable and we are over the moon that she is back alongside Tom Hiddleston,” adds Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama. “We have such a strong cast and with Alistair Petrie, Douglas Hodge, Michael Nardone and Noah Jupe also returning, and filming starting in London, the second series of The Night Manager promises to provide even more drama, glamour, intrigue and suspense.”

One notable person missing from the cast so far is Hugh Laurie who played the main season one bad guy, arms dealer Richard Roper. Laurie is still listed as an exec producer, but we’ll have to wait and see if he does actually make an on-screen appearance. The drama was also renewed for a third season alongside the season two renewal, so there is the possibility of him popping back up again down the line, as the character’s fate was not set in stone at the end of season one.

‘The Night Manager’ season two is created and executive produced by David Farr, based on the characters created by John le Carré. Further executive producers include lead non-writing EP Stephen Garrett for Character 7, Georgi Banks-Davies, Hugh Laurie, and Tom Hiddleston; Joe Tsai and Arthur Wang for 127 Wall; Stephen and Simon Cornwell, Michele Wolkoff, and Tessa Inkelaar for The Ink Factory; Adrián Guerra for Nostromo Pictures; William D. Johnson for Demarest Films, Nick Cornwell, Susanne Bier, Chris Rice for FIFTH SEASON and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. The series is produced by The Ink Factory in association with Character 7, Demarest Films and 127 Wall, and in co-production with Nostromo Pictures.

The Night Manager‘ Season 2 will begin filming later this year, so we don’t expect it to land until 2025 at the earliest. Season 1 can be found on iPlayer in the UK if you want to catch up (or refresh your memory!) The new seasons will air on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK, and Prime Video internationally. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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