Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in 'The Night Manager.'

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in 'The Night Manager.'

Way back in 2016, long before he brought 'Loki' to the small screen, Tom Hiddleston was the star of limited spy series ‘The Night Manager’.

Shown on the BBC in the UK and AMC in the States, ‘The Night Manager’ saw Hiddleston as soldier-turned-hotel night boss Jonathan Pine who was recruited for a specific mission.

David Farr, who had previously worked on spy series ‘MI-5’ adapted John le Carré’s story for the screen, while Susanne Bier directed the series.

Now, Prime Video and the BBC are working together to develop a second season, also written by Farr. Deadline reports that there is no official greenlight yet, but things are moving swiftly –– to the point where a third season is also in the mix, presumably to secure Hiddleston’s services and to avoid his busy schedule.

What was the story of ‘The Night Manager’?

The limited series focused on British former soldier Jonathan Pine, who, after leaving the military, had found work as the night manager of a swanky hotel in Cairo.

A smooth, handsome type Pine becomes involved with a woman (Elizabeth Debicki’s Jed Marshall), who happens to already be the lover of an international arms smuggler called Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).

Through her relationship with him, Jed has discovered information about Roper’s dodgy dealings. But when Jed ends up murdered, Pine, fearing for his life, flees, and starts working at a Swiss hotel. Four years later, Roper shows up at the venue, and Pine’s thirst for revenge over Jed’s death rises.

That, in turn, leads Pine to be recruited by British intelligence (with Olivia Colman’s Angela Burr among his handlers) so he can help take Roper down. But what follows is a dangerous game of deceit and intrigue.

Tom Hollander and David Harewood were also in the cast of the series, which won two Emmys and several Golden Globes. It was successful enough to spawn a Hindi adaptation that starred Aditya Roy Kapur as Pine and Anil Kapoor as Roper and aired this year in India.

Ink Factory, the company behind the series, went on to also adapt le Carré story ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ into another limited series that starred Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgård, and was directed by Park Chan-wook.

Hugh Laurie at the premiere of 'The Night Manager.'

Hugh Laurie at the premiere of 'The Night Manager.'

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What can we expect from Season 2 of ‘The Night Manager’?

The new series, also written by Farr, is set in the present day. Following Roper being taken away by the Syrians at the end of Season 1, Hiddleston’s Pine is informed he is dead two years later, and he has to face up to a new, even more deadly challenge.

Season 2 should shoot in London and South Africa later this year, but we have yet to learn who else might be in the cast around Hiddleston.

Tom Hiddleston fans, meanwhile, will be able to see him back on TV this summer with ‘Loki’ Season 2.

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in 'The Night Manager.'

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in 'The Night Manager.'

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