The original cast of The Night Manager on location in Mallorca. | Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

It’s been one the most frequently asked questions over the past six years, when is the second part of the award-winning series The Night Manager, large parts of which were shot on location in Mallorca, going to be made.

Well, it appears that series two may be in the pipeline.
The sons of legendary espionage novelist John Le Carré have revealed that they “fantasise” about a second season of the hit BBC One adaptation The Night Manager.

The acclaimed six-part series – which starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, and was based on Le Carré’s 1993 novel of the same name – was first broadcast in 2016, and fans have been calling for a second run ever since it finished airing.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine about Errol Morris’s new documentary The Pigeon Tunnel, which explores Le Carré’s life and work, his sons Simon and Stephen Cornwell revealed that they are also keen for more episodes.

“We all still love to fantasise about Night Manager 2,“ Simon explained, adding: “And to this day people still ask us about it. Personally, I’d love there to be one, but Dad only wrote one book (of that story).”

Le Carré – real name David Cornwell – passed away at the age of 89 in December 2020, but letters published in the 2022 book A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré revealed that he had had several long meetings with the BBC about a possible sequel towards the end of his life.

And coincidentally, director Susanne Bier, was only on the island last month to attend the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival and also collect her prestigious Evolution Icon Award. The return of a new series to Mallorca would be welcome.

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Not only because of the huge global exposure the series gave the island but also the boost to the local economy.

The hugely successful BBC series was thought to have been the most expensive in the history of the BBC - £3million per episode - at the time of release.

The Night Manager was filmed on a budget of 20 million pounds and involved the local production company Palma Pictures.

A number of locations were used in Mallorca such as La Fortalesa in Puerto Pollensa, one of the restaurants at Cala Deya, and various spots around Palma.

La Fortalesa, which has two pools, seven villas in the grounds and over 25,000 square feet of immaculately manicured terraces and gardens, was home to Hugh Laurie’s character in the star-studded series.

Laurie played Richard Roper, an arms dealer considered the most dangerous man in the world. His home was La Fortalesa, but the thriller was shot at a number of stunning locations.

“It was deliberate to make it very sexy,” explained the Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier.
“The story takes place in a very lavish world – the world of Richard Roper – and part of the excitement is that Jonathan Pine and the audience get sucked into this world because it’s so lavish and glamorous.

"We all want to be there even if we know that it’s an evil world. So that world needed to be attractive.”
The series, which averaged seven million viewers a week in the UK, also proved extremely popular in Spain and the United States, not to mention across the world.
Among its various awards were three Baftas and seven Emmys.