‘The Night Manager’: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie rule out second series

The hit BBC mini-series is about to begin in the US

The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie have dismissed rumours that a second series is in the works.

Based on John le Carré’s 1993 spy novel, The Night Manager aired on BBC One in February and March and became a huge ratings hit, attracting between eight and 10 million viewers an episode.

Hiddleston starred as John Pine, a former soldier turned secret agent tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, played by Laurie.

“As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a mini-series. The story feels complete. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real,” Hiddleston said as he promoted the series in the US, according to The Sunday Mirror .

Meanwhile, his co-star Laurie added: “It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carré has yet to write another novel, so in cold practical terms, no, we’re done.”

The Night Manager, which features six hour-long episodes, will begin on US network AMC on April 19. The series’ impressive cast also includes Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Tobias Menzies, Elizabeth Debicki and Douglas Hodge. Watch the BBC’s original trailer below.