For now, though, know that the series, based on the John Le Carre work, is being set up to be absolutely fantastic — even though there is an inherent risk to telling an original story following the events of the source material. Writer Charles Cumming understands this, and this is why he had the following to say recently via
“Le Carré has never allowed one of his stories to have a [film or TV] sequel that is not based on a novel. So our job is to write a season that’s going to be even better than the first one, but also stay faithful to the tone of the world that was created by le Carré and to the characters.”
Just in case you wanted some more details about what’s coming, though, Cumming is being a little bit more hush-hush on that particular subject:
“The four of us in the writers’ room are sworn to silence. Some characters that the audience know and love will be returning, other will not. The locations will be sumptuous, the plot as thrilling and as thematically complex as a le Carré story should be. We are all aware that the bar has been set very high in terms of audience expectations. The challenge facing us is to meet those expectations, hopefully even to surpass them.”
We’re going to be cautious optimistic that the second season will meet all expectations, largely because the first season did all sorts of wonderfully-fantastic things. It does give us hope that season 2 will meet its level of excellence and offer up some things that are genuinely surprising. Because season 1 was an adaptation, that was more of a challenge.
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