SBS has confirmed that UK thriller The Night Manager begins in late March.
The eight-part series, based on the best seller by John le Carré, begins with double episode and then continues with single eps.
It screened on Pay TV last year.
The drama is a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s novel with same title. The TV series, which opens in Cairo, follows the story of a hotel night manager who is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate the trusted inner circle of a ruthless arms dealer. The critically acclaimed series features an outstanding cast including; Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Hugh Laurie (House), both of whom won a Golden Globe for their performance in The Night Manager and Australia’s very own and AACTA award-winning, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).
The Night Manager is set at the height of the Arab Spring, where hotel night manager, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) receives a plea from an elegant, well-connected guest. Compelled to do what he thinks is right, Pine makes contact with his friend at the British Embassy – but his actions unwittingly draw him into the terrifying world of ruthless arms dealer, Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Soon he is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate Roper’s trusted inner circle.
Wednesday, 22 March at 8.30pm on SBS (then 9.30pm Wednesdays).