The networks, along with production company The Ink Factory, said development is in the “early stages.”
“The Ink Factory, AMC and the BBC are in the early stages of developing a potential second [season] of The Night Manager, but nothing is definite yet and we have nothing to announce,” the trio of companies said in a joint statement published by Variety.
The confirmation comes after series director Susanne Bier revealed to Broadcast Tuesday that a second season was being planned.
“We all very much want to do a Season 2 but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of Season 1. That would be a really bad idea,” she said.
The Night Manager starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Elizabeth Debicki in the spy thriller about a hotel manager (Hiddleston) who is plunged into the criminal underworld. Hiddleston’s Jonathan Pine went undercover and gained the trust of international arms dealer Richard Roper (Laurie), ultimately bringing him down.
The drama first aired on BBC One in the U.K. in early 2016 and was well-received by critics. It also attracted strong viewing figures with an average of 6 million people tuning in each week.
The Night Manager won three acting awards at the Golden Globes in January: Best actor in a limited series for Hiddleston and best supporting actor and actress in a limited series for Laurie and Colman respectively.
It is her second nomination for the role of Angela Burr after being put up for an Emmy.
The former Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham’s School pupil is up against Chrissy Metz, Lena Headey, Mandy Moore and Thandie Newton in the category.
Her co-stars in the show Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie have also been nominated with the drama collecting four nominations in total.
The 42-year-old is best known for playing DS Ellie Miller in the ITV drama Broadchurch, winning a host of awards for her portrayal.
Other British talent up for awards includes Charlotte Rampling, Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel.
The Golden Globes will be held on January 8 and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
Olivia Colman turned heads earlier this year with her performance as Angela Burr, the steely spy in The Night Manager. The BBC’s adaptation of the John le Carré novel gripped the Sunday night audience across the country, and was the most expensive BBC production to date, with each episode costing about £3m to make.
Ever since it ended, people have been asking if there’ll be a second series. According to Hugh Laurie, who played the villainous David Roper, the only way this could happen would be if le Carré were to write a sequel.
On whether she’d do another stint as Burr, Colman said: “You’d have to be a complete idiot to say no. I think that if they called we’d all say yes.”
In an interview with Deadline, she added that her husband compared Burr’s character to a zebra who’s not afraid of lions – the lions being Tom Hiddleston’s Pine and Hugh Laurie’s Roper.
After The Night Manager there was also a lot of chatter on Twitter about Colman being the next Bond. Colman dismissed this as “sort of a comedy tweet” and said she would prefer Hiddleston as Ian Fleming’s 007: “I mean, he would be perfect wouldn’t he? He’s the perfect specimen for Bond.”
She did, however, admit that she’d like to play the head of MI6: “I like M. I’d love to be M one day. Well, maybe when Ralph Fiennes doesn’t want to do it anymore, maybe he’ll give me a ring.”
Watch this space.
The Broadchurch star, 42, who appears in the BBC hit The Night Manager, says she is simply glad to land roles.
Olivia said: “I have been very lucky. I have had work in England. Wherever you get work, it’s a great thing.”
Speaking in LA to promote The Night Manager’s US premiere, she added: “Most actors aren’t working at any one time. I remember what it’s like not to work so I’m grateful for anything I get.”
She also suggested she would do another series of the BBC show, saying: “If they can make sure each season is good, great.
“I think the people who made this would only keep going if they could ensure that it was as good or better than the first time round.”