‘The Night Manager’ Heads to Amazon Prime Video

Adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel will find a new home later this year for U.S., U.K. and Japanese markets

Last Updated: May 12, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

“The Night Manager” is not-so-stealthily coming to Amazon Prime Video later this year — at least, it will in the U.S., U.K. and Japan.

The miniseries actually premiered here on AMC a few weeks ago. It aired even earlier in the U.K., where it proved to be a TV ratings force.

“We’re focused on providing our customers with compelling, must-see series that raise the bar for entertainment,” Brad Beale, vice president of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon, said of his newest property. “Prime members love having access to gripping, distinctive series like ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Downton Abbey,’ and we’re thrilled to announce that ‘The Night Manager’ will be added to the collection of binge-worthy TV available on Prime Video later this year.”

“‘The Night Manager’ is a truly international production, and we’re delighted that the series is continuing to cross both platforms and territory boundaries with such success,” Ink Factory co-CEO Stephen Cornwell added. “Amazon is a fantastic partner to have on this project and we look forward to seeing it launch on Prime soon.”

Directed by Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager” stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, and co-stars Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki and David Harewood.

The contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama is the first television adaptation of one of his novels in more than 20 years. “The Night Manager” brings together love, loss and revenge in a story of modern criminality, per the official description. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.

Published in 1993, “The Night Manager” is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organized crime, the novel was translated into over 20 languages and sold millions of copies.

The “Night Manager” miniseries was executive produced by The Ink Factory alongside Stephen Garrett, David Farr and the BBC’s Polly Hill.