by: S. Scott Stanikmas
It looks like AMC wants to bring some British flair to the United States. Variety reports that the channel responsible for such critically acclaimed hits as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead is looking to acquire the US rights to the BBC miniseries The Night Manager, which stars Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
The miniseries is based on the 1993 John Le Carre novel. Writer David Farr is adapting the novel for the small screen. The novel revolves around a former British soldier who goes to work at a luxury hotel. Soon he gets involved in a sting operation involving black market weapons.
This rumor comes at an interesting time. It was recently announced that AMC’s parent company was looking to close a deal to buy half of the BBC America channel. Both sides were looking to benefit from this deal by jointly partnering on high end scripted dramas.
This sounds like an excellent idea. BBC America has been tearing it up lately with such hits as Sherlock, Orphan Black and the perennial fan favorite Doctor Who. All I needed to hear was that they nabbed House and Loki for a spy thriller written by the master of spy thrillers and they had my attention. Hopefully this deal can come to fruition.