BBC to adapt Le Carre's 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'

| Updated: Jan 16, 2017 16:36 IST

London [UK], Jan. 16 (ANI): BBC is creating the first onscreen adaptation of John Le Carre's spy classic 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'. The creators of the BBC1 hit series 'The Night Manager' are to adapt another of the 85-year-old author's popular books, the Guardian reports. The show will be another co-production with US network AMC, following the huge success of the previous crime drama miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. Of seeing a new version on screen, Le Carre said, "I'm very excited by the project, and have great confidence in the team." The team behind 'The Night Manager' is now turning their attention to the author's most famous book, which is set during the cold war, just months after the Berlin Wall was built. Reportedly, writer of 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Full Monty' Simon Beaufoy, has been enlisted by the corporation to adapt the series, while The Ink Factory will produce. (ANI)