What is The Night Manager (TV) About?
The Night Manager is a gripping British television series that blends the elements of espionage and drama. Adapted from John le Carré's 1993 novel of the same name, the series showcases the journey of Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier working as a night manager for a luxury hotel. His life takes a perilous turn when he is recruited by Angela Burr, the leader of a Foreign Office task force, to infiltrate the inner circle of Richard Onslow Roper, a charismatic but lethal arms dealer. Pine is thrust into a clandestine world where his abilities as both a soldier and as a civilian must operate in harmony to survive the dangerous liaisons within Roper's empire. The series is acclaimed for its sophisticated narrative, intense performances, and the ethical quagmires it presents, set against the backdrop of international espionage. Featuring Tom Hiddleston in the lead role, with Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper and a supporting cast that includes Olivia Colman and Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager has been recognized with several awards, signaling its critical success. It delves into themes of identity, morality, and the blurry lines between right and wrong within the spheres of politics and trade.
The first episode of The Night Manager aired on February 21, 2016 and the most recent episode to air was on March 27, 2016.