AMC is getting a dose of one of Tumblr’s favorite Brits: The network has reportedly picked up The Night Manager, a miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that AMC has given the adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 novel of the same name a straight-to-series order. The network will co-produce along with BBC One and Ink Factory, according to THR, whose sources say that AMC is “looking at the project as a six- or eight-part miniseries.” Hiddleston is set to play former British soldier Jonathan Pine, now a hotel night auditor, who is pitted against Laurie’s Richard Onslow Roper, a black market dealer, EW previously confirmed.
The show will mark Laurie’s return to TV following his run on House. Though Hiddleston is probably best known for playing Marvel’s villainous Loki, he is a veteran of various British series.
AMC declined to comment.