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The Night Manager - the BBC drama which aired in 2016 - set to make a sensational returns to screens. Deadline reports that the BBC and Prime Video are on the verge of commissioning not one, but two new series.

The new series - which has not been formerly announced - is understood to be under the codename Steelworks, and could film as early as this year. Prime Video are reportedly co-producers with the BBC for these series.

The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organised crime, the novel was a bestseller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and has sold over a million copies in North America alone.

The first series followed former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Olivia Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.

To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.

It's reported that Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role, and David Farr will return as the writer for both series. Other cast members for series one included David Harewood (Homeland), Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Tobias Menzies (Game Of Thrones) and Neil Morissey (Line Of Duty).

The BBC declined to comment. Read Deadline's original report here.

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