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The Night Manager season 2 announces more casting additions

The Night Manager season 2 announces more casting additions

The Night Manager has added another name to its list for series two, with Diego Calva set to join the cast.

According to Deadline, the Narcos: Mexico and Babylon star will appear in the long-awaited sequel to the hit spy series, in which Tom Hiddleston’s Jonathan Pine was tasked with bringing down an arms dealer (Hugh Laurie).

Calva will join Hiddleston back in the cast with newcomer Camila Morrone (Daisy Jones & the Six), with the roles of the two newbies yet to be disclosed.

Diego CalvaDiego Calva

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The BBC show, based on John le Carré’s 1993 novel, was renewed for a second and third series in April, with the news arriving eight years after the show became a smash hit around the world .

“The first series of The Night Manager was one of the most creative projects I’ve ever worked on,” Hiddleston said of the renewal. “The depth, breadth and complexity of Jonathan Pine was and remains an exciting prospect.

“I’m really looking forward to reuniting with Simon and Stephen Cornwell, David Farr and Stephen Garrett, and working with Georgi Banks-Davies to tell the next chapter of our story.” I can not wait.

Hiddleston later explained the reasons for the long production gaps between the first and second series, telling Deadline: “We took the time to try to tell the story well. Above all, le Carré seemed very happy with our adaptation the first time and it was such a relief.

Jonathan Pine in The Night ManagerJonathan Pine in The Night Manager

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“So if we were going to go back, we had to find the right story. What is so fascinating about Le Carré is that his stories often emerge within him in response to the world as he found it.

“What I’m really excited about is that it’s been eight or nine years since the first season and these characters have been alive in the world for the last eight or nine years, and I hope our show reflects that. “

The second series of Night Manager currently does not have a release date.

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