Once ‘House’ was cancelled, many wondered what Hugh Laurie would do next. Was he going to retire and enjoy the perks of the entertainment industry, or would he return even larger and better? In 2016, the BBC aired the wildly popular new series ‘The Night Manager’, revealing the answer. Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Olivia Colman feature in the hit television series. It was honoured by BAFTA, the Primetime Emmys, and the Golden Globes. It even has viewing figures in its first season pretty similar to that of Empire in its third season. The first episode garnered 10,18 million viewers in the UK, and the season as a whole averaged approximately 10 million people. In addition, it received an 8.2/10 rating on IMDB. But was this sufficient for a second season of the show? Let’s explore.
The Night Manager Season 2 Renewal Status
Yeah, the second season was considered, but it was not renewed. Whether or not it will be published is an open question. The writer and director of the first season have departed, leaving BBC with a significant void to fill. Susanne Bier, the first season’s director, told Radio Times:
And ‘Hanna’ has now become a huge success on Amazon Prime, solidifying Barr’s reputation as a superb writer. Given the loss of these two extraordinary abilities, it is difficult to predict what will occur next. Another factor to consider is that ‘The Night Manager’ is based on the same-titled novel, and because season 1 covers the most of the tale, season 2 lacks source material. What happened to Game Of Thrones when the screenwriters ran out of source material? So, it seems probable that season 2 will never be released.
The Night Manager Season 2 Release Date
Due to scripting issues, we cannot tell with certainty when season 2 will air, if it will premiere at all. In situations such as this, the Trinikid team often utilises former seasons and production statuses as a measuring stick for the likely release date of the next season, but given that it has been nearly seven years since the premiere of season 1, nobody knows. Additionally, Tom Hiddleston is a very busy man with numerous projects in the works, so it may be difficult to get him back, especially considering how long it has been.
The Night Manager Season 2 Cast
The new writer Charles Cumming has hinted that “some of the audience’s favourite characters will return, while others may not.”
There are numerous rumours that the main characters will return. We can therefore anticipate the return of Tom Hiddleston as hotel night manager Jonathan Pine, Hugh Laurie as arms dealer Richard Roper, Olivia Colman as intelligence agent Angela Burr, and Elizabeth Debicki as Roper’s girlfriend Jed Marshall. The extended delay could be due to the hectic schedules of the leading actors, making it difficult to have them all in the same area at the same time, notably Olivia Colman, who has been extremely busy over the past several years, having signed on for two seasons of Netflix’s ‘The Crown.’
According to a “BBC insider,” the team is “simply working on the story, and then it will be a matter of availability.”
The Night Manager Season 2 Plot
This new season has no source material, as it was adapted from a standalone novel. So, the BBC has the opportunity to offer something novel and novel to the public. At the conclusion of season 1, we can infer that Jonathan will visit Jed and her son in America as promised. We might also learn what happened to Roper when he was mysteriously transported in a van.