With the show winning many awards at the Golden Globes, The Night Manager may be the most popular British TV series. With this publicity and initial airing in the UK, many would like to know whether or not it’s coming or on Netflix at all, let’s take a look.
If you’re not aware already, the mini-series is a co-production between the BBC in the UK and AMC in the United States. The mini-series features top talents like Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston as they play roles in characters who are caught in an arms deal. Angela Burr recruits Jonathan Pine to investigate the deal. This is somewhat odd considering Jonathan works as a night manager in a hotel but is also a veteran of the Army.
This series had six episodes in its first season and it is not likely to be renewed.
Given that it’s a co-production it makes it difficult to know whether or not Netflix is in store for the show. AMC has put quite a few shows on Netflix, including Mad Men and The Walking Dead. The BBC is also known to have its entire library available for streaming.
Our only reference to this type of co-production is Humans which is made with Channel 4 (UK) and AMC (US) which has yet to come onto Netflix and that’s now completed its first season. Given this outcome, it’d be hard to see how The Night Manager would come to Netflix at least in the countries where it was produced.
IMG International Distribution Rights has acquired the rights. They have also stated that they sold them. We haven’t heard Netflix picking it up in any of these regions.
As of right now, though, no Netflix regions are currently carrying The Night Manager and unless Netflix puts forward some significant money it’s unlikely that it ever will.