Sweet Streams: The Night Manager

Night Manager

Today’s edition of Sweet Streams features The Night Manager, available on Amazon Prime Video in Canada and the U.S. This award-winning miniseries is based on the international bestselling novel by John le Carré.

Here is the promo from when it aired on BBC One in 2016:


A nail-biting thriller of epic proportions, The Night Manager is the story of Jonathan Pine, a former British solder working at a Cairo hotel who becomes part of an international operation to take down an infamous arms dealer, Richard Roper. 

Directed by Susanne Bier, The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston as Pine, Hugh Laurie as Roper, Olivia Colman as spy boss Angela Burr, Elizabeth Debicki as Roper’s girlfriend, Jed, and Tom Hollander as Major Lance “Corky” Corkoran, Roper’s fixer. Among the accolades bestowed on the miniseries, Bier won the Emmy for directing while Hiddleston, Colman, and Laurie all won Golden Globes for their performances. It also won in the best limited series category at the Globes.

You might like this if you enjoy a good spy drama like MI-5 or Homeland, if you love the work of John le Carré, or if you’re a fan of a good ol’ fashioned cat and mouse story.

Photo Courtesy of BBC

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