The Night Manager directed by Susanne Bier, premieres on 21 February at 9pm GMT on BBC One in the UK. Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston and House MD actor Hugh Laurie star as rivals in the adaptation of John Le Carre's spy thriller.
Hiddleston plays a former British soldier Jonathan Pine who is recruited by Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) in the six-part British drama.
Mentioned below is the official synopsis for the Night Manager:
A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré's espionage drama - and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years - The Night Manager– will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.
To get to the heart of Roper's vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of Roper's beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
Actor Hugh Laurie said that he was charmed by Richard Onslow Roper's character when he first read the book. The House MD actor told Deadline, "I loathed him. He plainly is a very wicked creature, but undeniably he has charm and there is something seductive about him. There is something intoxicating about someone who has put themselves beyond the bounds of laws, who has the confidence, the daring, the kind of madness."