Tom Hiddleston has ruled out returning for another series of BBC hit ‘The Night Manager’. The adaptation of the novel by John le Carre had been a hit with viewers and critics and there were reports of work on a second series. However Hiddleston and co-star Hugh Laurie have said it won’t be happening.

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston has said there won’t be another series of ‘The Night Manager’.

"As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a mini series. The story feels complete,” Hiddleston said while promoting the miniseries in the US. "I only ever conceived of it as an adaptation of a complete novel.”

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"We made some alterations, we updated it so it had a political resonance and we changed the ending a little bit. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real.” In the series Hiddleston played Jonathan Pine, opposite Hugh Laurie as arms dealer Richard Roper.

Echoing Hiddleston’s comments, co-star Laurie also said: "It's based on a novel, we've got to the end of the novel and John le Carre has yet to write another novel. So in cold practical terms, no, we're done.”

Fans had hoped the series could return as the fate of Pine and Roper was left open at the end of the six-parter. It has also been reported that the BBC was in talks with production company The Ink Factory about creating another series based on the characters.

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The Ink Factory is run by two of le Carre’s sons, one of which, Simon Cornwell, had previously said that a second series was unlikely. "It's a lovely idea but le Carre has never allowed an adaptation that goes beyond the parameters of the original book,” Cornwell said. “We're not ruling it out, but we're not ruling it in."