“The Night Manager” season 2 doesn’t seem to be happening, at least anytime soon. We know for some who’ve come to enjoy the six-part adaptation (which is concluding now on AMC), this has been a remarkable breath of fresh air, and one of the best British imports to make it to TV. It’s beautifully-shot, well-written, and it’s got Tom Hiddleston being awesome for six hours. What’s not to love about that?
The unfortunate thing about this series is that it’s not necessarily one that comes from an infinite source material. John Le Carré wrote the original story, and decades have now passed. Hiddleston himself told Variety earlier this year that he’d be interested if the author were to write more:
“It’s fascinating to hear that Le Carré himself is up for it and considering writing new material for characters he created 25 years ago … I think it would be the first time he’s ever done that. The chance to continue the journey would be very exciting if it presented itself.”
Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything since this interview was conducted last month regarding whether or not the famed author will be getting more stories out there. We’d love to see it, but we’re not holding our breath. Also, you have to consider that Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and many other cast members from the show all have a wide array of other opportunities out there, and even scheduling the time would be difficult.
In the end, we’ll leave you with this as we likely see this show drift into the sunset: Nothing has to last forever. Sometimes, it’s better for the show to end on a high note than to have it last forever and end on a whimper.
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