The Night Manager - Eyeing Season 2 as Matthew Orton Comes on Board to Write By Nirat Anop (November 29, 2017, 6:30 pm) The Night Manager



EXCLUSIVE: John Le Carré spy drama The Night Manager is moving closer towards a second series after signing up-and-coming British writer Matthew Orton to pen The Ink Factory-produced series.

I hear that Orton, who has penned a number of feature films for MGM and Fox, is writing new episodes of the BBC and AMC co-production. It comes after The Ink Factory co-founder Simon Cornwell, son of Le Carré author David Cornwell, said earlier this year that the producers were keen to tackle a sequel. “There’s no book and there’s never been a Le Carré story that has been extended beyond the confines of the novel. It would be interesting to try that,” he told an audience at the Royal Television Society.