LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The BBC says it is working on a miniseries based on The Night Manager, its first adaptation of a John le Carre novel since 1987's A Perfect Spy.
The new six-part program is being billed as "love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality."
"It's a fantastic coup to bring le Carre back to the BBC after almost 30 years. He is quite simply one of the greatest spy novelists of our time and it's a real privilege to bring his work to a broad BBC One audience," Ben Stephenson, controller for BBC Drama Commissioning, said in a statement Monday.
"We are delighted to be bringing John le Carre back to the BBC. The Night Manager is a rich, layered and exciting book. David Farr's approach to the adaptation does full justice to the original in a thoroughly contemporary context, and brings its own unique energy to the piece," added Simon Cornwell of The Ink Factory production company.