AMC returns to Le Carre for new series

Following the worldwide success of its 2017 adaptation of The Night Manager, AMC is bringing another John le Carre novel to the small screen.

The US network this weekend announced that its latest espionage drama will be The Little Drummer Girl, and will star Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh. The six part miniseries is set to debut in November 2018.

The series is co-produced by the BBC, AMC and The Ink Factory, in partnership with 127 Wall, and was filmed on location in London, Prague and Athens. It also marks the TV debut of acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker), and AMC will be hoping the show garners similar acclaim to that enjoyed by The Night Manager, which won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards in 2017.

AMC also confirmed that it will make another series of its AMC Visionaries strand, this time focusing on the horror genre. Eli Roth’s History of Horror will be produced by The Content Group’s Asylum Entertainment and Marwar Junction Productions.

The hour long episodes will feature A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum and Robert Englund, and will begin airing on AMC in October this year.