The Night Manager

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 […]

IMG to sell BBC America drama

IMG is moving further into distribution by acquiring rights to new BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which launches in autumn this year, follows on from IMG selling another BBC drama, The Night Manager, as it moved into TV programme sales. Dirk Gently… comes from BBC American part-owner AMC Studios, Asia’s […]

Amazon snags The Night Manager

Amazon has snapped up streaming rights to The Night Manager, the popular John le Carré adaptation that went out on the BBC in the UK and is on AMC in the US. The deal means Amazon Prime Instant Video subs in the UK, US and Japan will be able to stream or download the international […]

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 […]

Show of the week: The Night Manager

The first television series to adapt a John le Carré novel in a quarter-century is set for screens around the world. Stewart Clarke reports John le Carré is one of the world’s best-selling novelists, and his classics Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Smiley’s People and a Perfect Spy have all been adapted for TV. There has […]

Kudos cofounder launches drama indie

Stephen Garrett has launched Character Seven, a new UK-based scripted indie, and the new prodco is working on a supernatural drama for Hulu in the US. Garrett is well known in drama circles and with Jane Featherstone cofounded Kudos, the scripted producer that counts Broadchurch, Spooks and Life on Mars among its many drama credits. He […]

Warner Bros. veteran exits for WME

Long-serving Warner Bros. Television business development exec Dan Limerick has left the studio for talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Limerick was Warner Bros. head of business development at its TV arm, but moves to WME to run its TV biz dev arm. Former incumbent Catherine Sugar has moved to a new post as head of […]

TBI Scripted December/January 2015/16

SVOD drama: Netflix and its SVOD counterparts have turned the TV drama world on its head. Whereas the Holy Grail was once a US network commission, now a global order for Netflix, or an Amazon pilot, is becoming the greatest prize Spanish fiction: With Spain’s recession now over, TV producers are cautiously resuming plans for […]

AMC takes int’l rights to le Carré novel

AMC Global has secured international rights to the television adaptation of John le Carré novel The Night Manager. Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddlestone (The Avengers) are starring in the six-part drama, which is a coproduction of the American arm of pay TV group AMC, British pubcaster the BBC and prodco The Ink Factory. The […]