AMC takes int’l rights to le Carré novel

AMC Global has secured international rights to the television adaptation of John le Carré novel The Night Manager.

Bruce-Tuchman-002Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddlestone (The Avengers) are starring in the six-part drama, which is a coproduction of the American arm of pay TV group AMC, British pubcaster the BBC and prodco The Ink Factory.

The show, currently in production, is based on author le Carré’s espionage novel. Hiddlestone plays a former British soldier turned spook who must become a criminal in order to infiltrate in the inner circle of a lethal arms dealer, played by Laurie.

“From a terrific piece of source material with great producers in The Ink Factory, a phenomenal writer in David Farr, an award-winning director in Susanne Bier, and two incredibly talented actors, The Night Manager really is the whole package,” said AMC and Sundance Channel Global president Bruce Tuchman (pictured).

He added the acquisition “represents AMC Global’s continuing commitment to working with the international production community to bring the very best television to our channels across the world”.

Le Carré wrote The Night Manager in 1993. The TV adaptation debuts on the BBC in the UK and AMC internationally next year.