I'll take Tom Hiddleston on my screen in any way, shape, or form. Um, that sounds... risque, but you get what I mean. I just enjoy his presence. But, when Hiddleston is paired against Hugh Laurie in a battle against good and evil in a confusingly morally gray way, I am somehow even more stoked. You see, new The Night Manager trailer, Hiddleston forgoes his evil, Loki ways and becomes the hero of the story. Well, sort of. Nothing is ever that easy, is it? Especially not when it comes to Hiddleston. So I don't think, after watching this trailer, I can be alone in wondering if Tom Hiddleston dies in The Night Manager. I mean, seriously, the trailer just bumps up the tension until you're on the edge of your seat wondering exactly how it would be possible for him to survive tangling with Hugh Laurie.
The Night Manager is based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. Per a press release from AMC, the synopsis of the show is:
The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of Roper’s beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
In the original novels, there's a bittersweet ending, but, ultimately, Hiddleston's character is left alive. However, who's to say the adaptation is a perfect one? There are many ways to resolve le Carré's ambiguous ending, and killing Jonathan Pine would be one of them. Then again, considering I'll be tuning into this show for Hiddleston and Hiddlestone alone, I sure hope that's not what happens.
Added (somewhat shallow) incentive to watch this series if you're still on the fence? Hiddleston in fitted suits, Hiddleston smooches, Hiddleston in exotic locales, Hiddleston in action, Hiddleston with perfectly coiffed hair. Yes? Yes. Plus, a thriller with House himself as the charismatic but dastardly villain with the possibility of Hiddleston switching over to the dark side (Loki is never far away, is he?) because of his deviousness? What's not to like? Whether or not Hiddleston dies in the end?
You can check out the trailer for The Night Manager below.
The show premieres on April 19 at 10 p.m. on AMC. I'll see you guys there.