“The story feels complete.”
The stars of BBC One’s hit spy drama, The Night Manager have confirmed there will be no second series.
Actor Tom Hiddleston revealed the news during a US press event to promote the John le Carré adaptation, saying: “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, starred as hotel night manager-turned-spy Jonathan Pine, alongside Hugh Laurie as arms dealer Richard Roper. Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki and David Harewood also starred.
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.”
Made by production company The Ink Factory – which is run by two of le Carre’s sons, the six-part series attracted more than eight million viewers each episode.
Previous reports of a second series have also been dismissed by executive producer and son of le Carré, Simon Cornwell, “It’s a lovely idea but le Carre has never allowed an adaptation that goes beyond the parameters of the original book. We’re not ruling it out, but we’re not ruling it in.”