Following the success of The Night Manager, the show’s makers are re-teaming to adapt another of British author John le Carré’s novel for television.
Starring Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor), the award-winning six-part adaptation of le Carré’s 1993 espionage novel began on BBC One last February.
It was announced at the TCAs press tour in California that the BBC and AMC are now making an adaptation of le Carré’s 1963 Cold War spy novel The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
The novel was previously adapted in 1965 by Martin Ritt as a movie starring Richard Burton.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold depicts a British agent being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer and was selected as one of the ‘All-Time 100 Novels’ by Time magazine.
The new adaptation’s script is being penned by Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, who also wrote The Full Monty, 127 Hours and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Beaufoy said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be working on the best Cold War spy story ever written.”
Author John le Carré added: “I’m very excited by the project, and have great confidence in the team.”
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