‘The Night Manager’ Secures ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Star Camila Morrone For Major Season 2 Role

The Night Manager has found a new star for the upcoming second season.

Emmy-nominated Daisy Jones & the Six actor Camila Morrone will play a major role in the second series alongside the likes of the returning Tom Hiddleston, we understand. The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki, who played Jed in Season 1, is unlikely to return, Deadline is told.

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Deadline broke news of a supercharged double-season order of the John le Carré BBC adaptation several weeks ago and Amazon is on board as co-producer for both, replacing AMC.

Morrone will play a major role. She was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in Amazon’s Daisy Jones & the Six, for which she starred as Camila Dunne. Past credits include Marmalade, Gonzo Girl and Death Wish.

Hiddleston is returning to The Night Manager, with other cast still to be announced. Hugh Laurie is returning as EP and there is a new director in I Hate Suzie’s Georgi Banks-Davies. David Farr is series creator and Stephen Garrett is leading the production.

The Night Manager Season 2 will begin filming later this year and will pick up with Hiddleston’s Jonathan Pine eight years after the explosive finale of Season 1, going beyond the original book, which was written by the celebrated British writer in 1993. Additional plot details are being kept under wraps and there is not yet confirmation as to whether EP Laurie’s Richard Roper, who was last seen in the back of a paddy wagon driven by arms buyers who were not best pleased with him, will return to star.

The Night Manager series two is created and executive produced by Farr, based on the characters created by le Carré. Additional executive producers include Garrett for Character 7, Banks-Davies, Laurie and Hiddleston; Joe Tsai and Arthur Wang for 127 Wall; Stephen and Simon Cornwell, Michele Wolkoff, and Tessa Inkelaar for The Ink Factory; Adrián Guerra for Nostromo Pictures; William D. Johnson for Demarest Films, Nick Cornwell, Susanne Bier, Chris Rice for Fifth Season and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.

The Sun was first with news on Morrone. The BBC declined to comment.

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