Bad news for Tom Hiddleston fans! Despite the success of the hit BBC thriller, The Night Manager, Tom has denied that there are any plans to make a second season of the show.
After reports that the BBC was looking into renewing the show, the 35-year-old actor revealed that he feels the story of his character, Jonathan Pine, is over. He told The Sunday Mirror: "As it stands, Pine exists for six hours in a miniseries. The story feels complete. I know the rumours about it extending, but none of that is real."
"The story feels complete." Tom Hiddleston denies plans for a season two of The Night Manager
Co-star Hugh Laurie confirmed that there would not be a season two, saying: "It’s based on a novel, we’ve got to the end of the novel and John le Carré has yet to write another novel, so in cold practical terms, no, we’re done."
The actor called the James Bond rumours "unreal"
Although Tom revealed that playing 007 would be an "extraordinary opportunity," he also described the rumours as "unreal." Speaking at the US launch of The Night Manager, he said: "People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn't they? But it's difficult to talk about because it's a completely unreal conversation in a way. I haven't spoken to anyone who makes those films.
"It's odd because it's becoming overwhelming – not the thing of it, but the number of people per day who bring it up, it's actually becoming a weird thing to deal with."
However, fans have been quick to point out the similarities between Tom's character Pine in The Night Manager and James Bond, with one viewer writing: "Tom Hiddleston so far has ordered a vodka martini, played roulette in a casino. Looking grim for Idris Elba #TheNightManager."