The Night Manager is John Le Carré the way John Le Carré was meant to be done—with a bunch of sexy people.
Nothing says “John Le Carré adaptation” like Tom Hiddleston sprinting shirtless down a beach while a sultry voiceover whispers, Everyone is attracted to you. The Night Manager is a six-part adaptation of the John Le Carré novel by the same name, starting on April 19 and ending too soon for thirsty Hiddleston fans.
The Night Manager is full of fun spy stuff; sexy strangers (Elizabeth Debicki), sexy corrupt businessmen (Hugh Laurie), and sexy locales (Cairo, Matterhorn, assorted beaches). A colleague observed that some of the subtlety of the original novel has been lost in translation, but a few truly tense scenes make up for that. Plus, this is Hiddleston’s most Bond-y role yet.
Above all, The Night Manager is a fun show in a drought of fun shows. Watch it, then get to work on your own Hiddle-six-pack.