Hugh Laurie has traded his House cane for a lot of guns. The British actor takes on the role of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper in AMC's new event series The Night Manager. He's got all of the markings of a really bad guy: cigars, fancy houses, black speedboats, and supermodels for company. He's even got an ominous voice dubbing him "the worst man in the world."

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But every bad guy needs an undercover good guy that gets a little too closer to his target. That's where Tom Hiddleston comes in, dripping wet from the pool and shooting his best smoldering stare to prove he's totally ready to take over the James Bond films since Daniel Craig is done. (Note: We don't have any objections to that proposition.)

Some explosions and spy double-speak ensue when the two cross paths, as seen in the trailer below.

The Night Manager premieres Tuesday, April 19 at 10/9c on AMC.