The Night Manager


Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

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 […]

BBC, AMC & Ink Factory reunite for le Carré drama

Following the success of The Night Manager (pictured), BBC One, AMC and The Ink Factory will bring in a new series based on John le Carre’s novel The Little Drummer Girl. The series will be directed by filmmaker Park Chan-wook, marking his television debut. It will go into production in January 2018 and be sold […]

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 […]

AMC’s Stillerman headed for Hulu

AMC Networks’ Joel Stillerman is joining streaming service Hulu as chief content officer. The new role will see the exec driving overall content strategy, overseeing acquisitions, expansion of the originals slate, development and content partner management teams. Current content chief Craig Erwich will remain as senior VP and head of content, focusing on original programming […]

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. […]

NBCU takes a Chance on Hugh Laurie Hulu drama

NBCUniversal has acquired Hugh Laurie drama Chance for a raft of its international nets. NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has bought the series for its nets in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Poland will be the first to launch the series next month. The series has The Night Manager and House star Hugh Laurie […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]

Awards winners: Golden Globes vs. Emmys

US TV award ceremonies generate column inches and marketing collateral for channels, producers and stars, but which one delivers the greatest impact in terms of viewing. In this exclusive article for TBI, Parrot Analytics data scientist Kayla Hegedus finds that winning a lower-profile Golden Globe actually has a bigger impact than bagging an Emmy. Television is often […]

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