BBC One have today announced that they are to adapt John Le Carré’s The Night Manager into a six-part series.
The series, which is to be adapted from the novel by David Farr, is the first BBC adaptation of a Le Carré novel since A Pereect Spy in 1987. BBC One’s dramatisation of The Night Manager brings love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality.
In the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. Jonathan Pine is ready to stand up and be counted in the fight against this ultimate heart of darkness.
To infiltrate the inner circle of a lethal and amoral gangster, Pine must himself become a criminal.
The Night Manager is post-Cold War le Carré at its finest and one of his most beloved books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organised crime, it’s a book that is both hugely exciting and frighteningly plausible.
Controller of BBC’s Drama Commisssioning Ben Stephenson says, “it’s a fantastic coup to bring le Carré back to the BBC after almost 30 years. He is quite simply one of the greatest spy novelists of our time and it’s a real privilege to bring his work to a broad BBC One audience.”