The Night Manager S:1 | Episode 1 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

AFTERBUZZ TV — The Night Manager edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of AMC’s The Night Manager. In this show, hosts Frank Moran and Kari Lane discuss episode 1.

The Night Manager is a British-American television serial directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré and adapted by David Farr to the present day.

Former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Roper’s girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander).

Differences from the novel

  • Pine works at the Cairo hotel during the Arab Spring, which occurred after the novel’s publication.
  • Burr is a man (Leonard) in the novel, but a woman (Angela) in the adaptation.
  • Roper’s main residence is in the Bahamas in the novel, but in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the adaptation.
  • Roper’s arms deal is with a Colombian drug cartel in the novel, but with a repressive regime in the Middle East (implied to be in the Syria region) in the adaptation. There are also references to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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