British actor Tom Hiddleston won’t be part of BBC One’s spy thriller “The Night Manager”, BBC confirmed on Sunday.
As per the early reports, BBC was in “talks” about a follow-up to the hit “John le Carre adaptation”. But Hiddleston denied all reports about a possible instalment. The actor who played Jonathan Pine on the show said, “As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a mini-series. The story feels complete.
“I only ever conceived of it as an adaptation of a complete novel.”
“We made some alterations, we updated it so it had a political resonance and we changed the ending a little bit. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real.”
Hiddleston’s co-star, Hugh Laurie, too agreed with him during their promotional campaign in the US. According to the Sunday Mirror, Laurie said, “It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carre has yet to write another novel.
“So in cold practical terms, no, we’re done.”
Fans hoped to see both stars together in a possible sequel as “the fate of Pine and Roper was left open at the end of the six-parter,” noted BBC.
As per the Telegraph reports, the 35-year-old actor also wanted the Bond Rumours to stop.
“The Night Manager” is set to start on April 19 on the AMC Channel in the United States. The six-part serial began broadcasting on BBC One on Feb. 21, 2016, and saw the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki.
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The show’s plot revolved around former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who was recruited by an intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman).
He was tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there was an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.