David Harewood, who played CIA Deputy Director David Estes on the first two seasons of the Showtime counter-terrorism drama Homeland, has joined the cast of the BBC One and AMC co-production The Night Manager, which is being toplined by Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Based on the John le Carré novel of the same name The Night Manager tells the story of Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is ready to stand up and be counted in the fight against the unholy alliance which operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade in the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington. But to infiltrate the inner circle of a lethal and amoral gangster Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.
While best known for his role on Homeland, David Harewood, repped by APA, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Conway van Gelder Grant, remains an active TV actor and was recently tapped for a co-starring role in CBS’ Supergirl, which received a series commitment (not to be confused with a series order) back in September 2014 with Melissa Benoist playing the titular role.
Harewood is one of several new cast additions to The Night Manager. Neil Morrissey (Line Of Duty), Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge), Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) and Hannah Steele (Wolf Hall) have also been tapped for roles in the series; joining the previously announced Hugh Laurie (House), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).
Production on The Night Manager began last month for a 2016 premiere on BBC One in the UK and AMC in the United States. Independent production company The Ink Factory is producing, with Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Garrett, David Farr and Polly Hill serving as executive producers. Academy Award winner Susanne Bier is directing.