The Night Manager
Series | English | 1 Season (6 episodes). Each episode is 58 minutes. | Original Release: 2016
The series focuses on the lucrative, illegal, business of selling arms to rogue nations. British and U.S. Intelligence are determined to crack these International operations as the chase takes them to such exotic locations as Cairo, Zermatt, Marrakesh, and Madrid. Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier and the night manager of the luxurious Nefertiti Hotel in Cairo is recruited by Angela Burr the British task force investigator. Angela wants Jonathan to infiltrate the inner circle of the arms dealer Richard Roper, his right-hand man, Corky, and his girlfriend Jed. What Jonathan does not know is that these arms dealers have arrangements with factions of British Intelligence. To further complicate his job, Jonathan falls in love with Jed. Jonathan does succeed in blowing up a truck filled with illegal weapons and Roper is apprehended by the police. Jonathan returns to the Nefertiti Hotel and fills in the newly hired night manager. Meanwhile, Jed decides to fly to America to visit her son. Jonathan now wonders if his life will ever be the same again.
Why Stream This series?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 91%
- Metacritic Score: 82
Emmy Awards: Winner, Outstanding Director for a Limited Series (Susanne Bier)
Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Limited Series; Best Actor (Tom Hiddleston); Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman); Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie)
Seoul International Drama Awards: Winner, Grand Prize
BAFTA TV Craft Awards: Winner, Best Editing (Ben Lester)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards: Winner, Best TV Series
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Nearly everything about THE NIGHT MANAGER works, from the high-powered cast to the gorgeous locales. And it’s thematically dense, as le Carré and Bier examine the games people play with each other to get what they need, and how far they are willing to go to deceive for the greater good.
This may be the peak TV era, with hundreds of shows in dozens of genres, but thanks to THE NIGHT MANAGER we now know what we’ve really been needing: a sexy, sleek, international espionage thriller with the brains of a John le Carré novel and the seductive allure of a James Bond movie.
The BBC has gone all James Bond with Le Carré. The spy writer’s 1993 novel has been updated and sexed up. I’m not complaining.
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