The Night Manager season 2 adds Daisy Jones and The Six star to cast

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30 May 2024, 09:10

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Daisy Jones and The Six's breakout star joins the thrilling spy show.

The Night Manager is back with a bang and a brand-new recruit straight from the rock 'n' roll halls of Daisy Jones and The Six.

Yes, the hit spy thriller is adding a dose of rock drama to its spycraft with none other than Camila Morrone, the star who dazzled us as Camila Alvarez in Daisy Jones and The Six.



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The hit Prime Video series Daisy Jones and The Six is based on the bestselling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

It follows a fictional 70s rock band that called it quits at the peak of their fame, drawing eerie parallels to the real-life saga of Fleetwood Mac.

The series reveals the truth behind the band's dramatic breakup, both on and off stage, decades later.

Morrone’s character, Camila, played the long-suffering partner of one of the band's leading musicians, caught in a whirlwind of 'will they, won’t they' drama.

But now, Morrone is trading her guitar for a spyglass as she joins the cast of The Night Manager for its highly anticipated second season.

Details about her role are still shrouded in mystery, but filming is set to begin later this year. Cue the John Le Carré-esque intrigue!

Earlier in April, the BBC confirmed that the critically acclaimed spy thriller, based on the works of legendary writer John Le Carré, would return for not just one, but two more seasons.

This comes a staggering eight years after the first season left us all on the edge of our seats.

Returning to his role as the ever-enigmatic Jonathan Pine is none other than Tom Hiddleston.

Yes, Loki himself is back to charm and outwit his adversaries.

And it’s not just Hiddleston reprising his role—he's also stepping up as an executive producer for the new series, alongside his co-star from season one, Hugh Laurie.

"So Jonathan Pine – le Carré calls him the close observer – has been alive in the world, and he will be eight or nine years older, just as I am," Hiddleston told Deadline, teasing the sequel.

"I just think it will be so fascinating to see where he is, what he's doing, how he's operating, what he's thinking, what's changed and what hasn't changed and hopefully we can create the same sort of chemistry we made on the first one."

The first season of The Night Manager, based on the novel by John le Carré, was a smash hit, with Hiddleston's Jonathan Pine taking down Hugh Laurie's sinister arms dealer, Richard Roper.

Now, with the promise of more espionage, dark corners, and shady identities, fans are buzzing with excitement.

However, it seems we’ll be missing some familiar faces. The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki, who played Pine's secret lover Jed Marshall, is not expected to return.

And there's no word yet on whether Olivia Colman, who brought grit and gravitas to her role (and was actually pregnant during in filming), will be back either.

Season two’s script is being penned by series creator David Farr, who worked closely with Le Carré on the first season.

Farr expressed his admiration for the late author: “John le Carré's work has long been an inspiration to me and working closely with him on Season 1 was an honour and a pleasure.

"I did not tread lightly into extending The Night Manager beyond the original book, but an idea came to me a couple of years ago which felt truthful to that unique world of dark corners and shady identities.

“No one marries the suspense of espionage with a deep exploration of the human soul quite like le Carré. I hope that in some way we can pay homage to his uneasy genius in this new exploration.”

With Morrone joining the ranks and Hiddleston back in action, The Night Manager is set to weave a new web of intrigue and suspense.

Will Morrone's character be an ally or a foe to our dashing spy? Only time—and a few thrilling episodes—will tell.

Bring on the espionage, the danger, and the dark glamour of The Night Manager.

The Night Manager seasons 2 and 3 will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and Prime Video worldwide.