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TOM HIDDLESTON  has signed up for a second series of hit drama The Night Manager.

The actor, 42, will reprise his lead role of Jonathan Pine in the BBC show.

Series 2 of The Night Manager will also be available via Amazon Prime Video after the online giant signed up to produce the programme.

The show is set to begin filming in London and South America later this year under the codename Steelworks.

While yet to be formally greenlit by bosses at Amazon and the BBC, The Night Manager is set to receive a two-season order.

David Farr, who penned the original series which aired over six episodes in 2016, will also return to write the programme.


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Series 1 of The Night Manager was met with critical acclaim and won two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.

Series one of the show adapted the full 1993 book by John le Carré.

It remains to be seen where the storyline will go – however, it's understood to be set in the present day and follow on from series 1 instead of being a flashback or stand alone series.

Series one saw Tom star alongside The Crown actress Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

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The programme helped catapult Tom to new levels – with rumours rife he was a hot contender to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.

However, producer Barbara Broccoli was said to be unimpressed with his doomed public fling with Taylor Swift.

Tom was seen wearing a now infamous "I heart TS" tank top while messing about with her friends in the sea.

Explaining the snaps which went viral, Tom previously said: "The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back.

And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, 'Does anyone have a T-shirt?' And one of her friends said, 'I've got this' … And we all laughed about it. It was a joke."

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