The Night Manager season 2: Everything we know so far

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The Night Manager Series2: What we know so far
The Night Manager is returning for season two. (BBC)

It was a huge TV hit for its first season in 2016, and ever since fans have been clamouring for a sequel to The Night Manager.

Now, seven years on the much-anticipated season two finally looks to be on the cards at the BBC and Prime Video.

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Here's everything we know about The Night Manager's comeback so far, including cast, plot, and when you can watch it.

When is The Night Manager season 2 on TV?

The Night Manager Series2: What we know so far
Tom Hiddleston's Jonathan Pine is returning. (BBC)

The Night Manager, an adaptation of John le Carré's novel, first aired in 2016 to huge acclaim from critics and viewers.

Now, it's reported that a second season is finally in the works at Prime Video and the BBC, with filming set to take place later this year in London and South America.

Although an air date has not been announced, it looks likely that the series would not be ready to air until late 2023 or early 2024.

Who will star in The Night Manager season 2?

Could Olivia Colman be back as Angela Burr? (BBC)
Could Olivia Colman be back as Angela Burr? (BBC)

The first season of The Night Manager featured an incredible star cast, with Tom Hiddleston in the lead role as former soldier turned luxury Cairo hotel night manager Jonathan Pine, who had been recruited by the Foreign Office to infiltrate an arms dealing circle.

Hiddleston is expected to return for season two, although he will need to be joined by some new cast members as many of those from season one will not return.

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Arms dealer Richard Roper was played by Hugh Laurie, who has been killed off, while Pine was shown killing henchman Corky, played by Tom Hollander, towards the end of the series.

Olivia Colman played Pine's Foreign Office boss Angela Burr, while Elizabeth Debicki played his girlfriend, Jed - although she was shown leaving for America at the end of season one.

Cast from season one also included David Harewood, Tobias Menzies, Russell Tovey and Neil Morrissey.

What will happen in the new series?

The Night Manager (Credit: BBC)
The Night Manager was a hit in 2016. (BBC)

Season two is codenamed Steelworks, although it isn't yet clear what the new season will be titled.

The adaptation will be written once again by David Farr, and is set to film in London and South America with Pine presumably taking on further risky tasks for the Foreign Office.

Although season one was based on the thriller novel of the same name, there is no sequel novel so the new season would be a completely fresh story created in the same universe of the original characters.