John le Carré


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 […]

Night Manager prodco inks $180m funding deal

The Ink Factory, the production company behind BBC and AMC drama The Night Manager, has raised US$180 million in funding capacity. The company described the new financing as “transformational” and said it would significantly enlarge its geographic reach, access to creative assets, development capacity and production capability. The Ink Factory said it will use the […]

Night Manager prodco adds ex-Film4 exec

The Night Manager producer The Ink Factory has hired a former Film4 commissioner for a digital push. Anna Higgs has joined as head of story worlds and marketing, having previously been creative director of globally distributed culture channel Nowness. Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb are also joining as script executives. Higgs will work alongside head […]

Amazon orders Hanna spin-off from NBCUniversal

NBC Universal International Studios has secured a straight so series order from Amazon Studios to create a scripted series based on Focus Features’ hit movie Hanna (2011). The series will be written by David Farr, who co-wrote the feature film and adapted John Le Carre’s The Night Manager for BBC/AMC. Hanna is a high-concept thriller […]

The Night Manager II in early development

The partners behind The Night Manager confirmed this morning that they are developing a “potential second series”. The Ink Factory, the prodco run by John Le Carre’s sons Simon and Stephen Cornwell, UK pubcaster the BBC, and US cable net AMC joined forces for to make the first season of the John le Carré adaptation. […]

Award winner: The Night Manager

Arms and espionage drama The Night Manager scooped three Golden Globes last night to go with two Emmys and the Grand Prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards last year. The team behind the John Le Carré adaptation talk to Stewart Clarke. When TBI asked about The Night Manager’s prospects ahead of the Emmys last […]

Le Carré meets Bourne’ drama first for Fox

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has ordered The Nine, a ‘Le Carré meets Bourne’ spy thriller, and the first ever drama original for its nets in the region. The Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa unit will show the eight-part scripted series in 50 territories across its footprint. The show hails from Matthew Parkhill […]

Writer’s block – keeping control of adaptations

Louise Berg from the entertainment and media industry group at global law firm Reed Smith on the rights difficulties that emerge when adapting novels and original intellectual property for television. In a recent interview, best-selling historical novelist Philippa Gregory spoke of her frustration when historical details in her novels are changed by scriptwriters. In her […]

Night Manager firm preps new le Carré series

The prodco behind hit John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is now turning one of the author’s best known books – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – into a TV series. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy will pen the cold war spy drama. The Ink Factory, which is run by Le […]

New deals for The Night Manager

The Night Manager will be on free TV in France and on a Chinese streaming service after IMG sealed new sales for the hit drama series as it launches in the US. The adaptation of the John le Carré novel of the same name generated big ratings for BBC One in the UK, averaging 6.3 […]