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More ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘Cheaters’ for the BBC

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More ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘Cheaters’ for the BBC

Dramas to return to the Beeb…

The BBC and Prime Video have announced that The Night Manager will return for two new series, due to begin filming later this year. The new episodes will premiere on BBC One in the UK and, outside of the UK, globally on Prime Video. Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Jonathan Pine. The next series will pick up with Jonathan Pine eight years after the explosive finale of season one.

The Night Manager will once again be written by series creator David Farr and has characters based on those created by John le Carré.

Tom Hiddleston:

“The first series of The Night Manager was one of the most creatively fulfilling projects I have ever worked on. The depth, range and complexity of Jonathan Pine was, and remains, a thrilling prospect. I’m so looking forward to reuniting with Simon and Stephen Cornwell, David Farr and Stephen Garrett, and to working with Georgi Banks-Davies to tell the next chapter of our story. I can’t wait.”

The corporation has also commissioned a second series of Cheaters, led by Susan Wokoma, Joshua McGuire, Jack Fox and Callie Cooke. Series one asked if an affair can ever be ‘the right thing to do’, while the second series will take a look at what happens next.

In the first run strangers Josh (Joshua McGuire) and Fola (Susan Wokoma) struck up a night of drunken chats in a bar after their flight from Finland was delayed. Drinks led to flirting and flirting led to sex. Actually, pretty good sex. Afterwards, Josh was full of awkward regret, while Fola was matter-of-fact. Josh couldn’t get his long-term girlfriend Esther (Callie Cooke) out of his mind, but Fola admitted in the morning that she actually had a husband of her own, Zack (Jack Fox). The two fly back to England – only to find out that they’re actually new neighbours…

Series two will pick up a few months after the first left off. After the adrenaline of their affair, Josh and Fola’s relationship has blossomed, and they’re closer than ever. But with her divorce from Zack not even finalised, Fola is keen to take things slow – not exactly Josh’s speed. Josh is a ball of anxiety when it comes to the tough conversations, and he finds himself going to extreme (and unwise) lengths to ‘give her some space’. Meanwhile, with Zack quietly determined to win Fola back, and Josh’s scorned ex-girlfriend Esther returning from her travels at long last, the stage is set for some big decisions on all sides.

Danielle Scott-Haughton, Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama:

“Series one of Cheaters really did prosper, with a fantastic response from viewers and critics alike. We’re so happy to bring it back to the BBC for a second round of hilarious and heartfelt new episodes.”

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