The series stars Centineo as a hapless new CIA lawyer.
“The Recruit” is moving past its rookie season. The Netflix spy comedy series has been picked up for a second season by the streamer, it was announced on January 26th.
Starring Noah Centineo, best known for his roles in Netflix’s popular rom-com trilogy “To All the Boys I Loved Before” and last fall’s “Black Adam,” The Recruit focuses on Owen Hendricks, a young and down-on-his-luck lawyer . gig at the CIA and is immediately put in jeopardy during her first week on the job when she finds a letter from Max Meladze (Laura Haddock) threatening the agency’s secrets. As a result of the discovery, she is paired with Max, forcing her to travel the world while being the target of many international political groups and players. The first season, which premiered in December, ended on a cliffhanger, with Owen and Max captured by a hostile group.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to the fun, funny, action-packed world of ‘The Recruit,'” said series creator and showrunner Alexi Hawley in a Netflix official release. I know in a statement. “Seeing how engaged our audience has been with the show’s adventurous take on the spy world and Noah’s turn as Owen has been incredibly rewarding, and I can’t wait to turn it all up to 11 in season two.”
“I know I speak for the entire cast and executive team at eOne and Netflix when I say that we are thrilled to be returning to The Recruit for a second season,” added Centineo. “I can’t wait to see what Alexi Hawley has in store for all of us.”
The series was a relative success when it first aired, debuting at No. 3 on Netflix’s global English TV series chart with over 52 million hours in its first week, behind the explosively popular ‘Harry & Meghan’ and ‘Wednesday’. It stayed on the charts for five weeks and entered the Top 10 in 88 countries.
In addition to Centineo and Haddock, The Recruit also stars Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Daniel Quincy Annoh. Hawley and Centineo executive produce “The Recruit” with Dough Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Adam Ciralsky and Charlie Ebersol. Entertainment One and Hypnotic are the production companies behind the series.
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