Netflix has shared a first look at The Night Agent, the adaptation coming to the streaming service on March 23, 2023. The series is based on the novel by Matthew Quirk.
The Night Agent is a sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.
“If you like the Jack Ryan books, the Jack Reacher books, if you like the Bourne Identity stuff, if you like political intrigue, then The Night Agent is for you,” creator, showrunner and executive producer Shawn Ryan told Netflix’s Tudum. However, don’t expect an unbeatable killing machine superhero.
“[Peter is] an FBI agent, so he has some training, but he’s not Jason Bourne. He’s not a trained assassin,” says Ryan. “He’s very much an underdog in the middle of all this. He’s someone who, when he’s in a fight, those bruises stick around. He’s not just miraculously recovered immediately afterwards.”
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From Sony Pictures Television Studios, the series’ directors include Seth Gordon, Guy Ferland, Ramaa Mosley, Adam Arkin, and Millicent Shelton.
The executive producers include Seth Gordon, Marney Hochman, Julia Gunn, Jamie Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, Nicole Tossou, and David Beaubaire.
The novel is officially described as follows: “FBI Agent Peter Sutherland waits in the White House Situation Room. He monitors an emergency line for calls that might never come. Then the phone rings.
“A terrified young woman says two people have been murdered and the killer might still be in the house with her. One of the victims gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: ‘Tell them OSPREY was right. It’s happening.’
“The call thrusts Peter into the heart of a conspiracy years in the making. There’s a Russian mole in the U.S. government and Peter must uncover who it is. The nation’s at stake and innocent lives are in his hands.”
You can learn more about The Night Agent cast members below.
THE NIGHT AGENT CAST
Gabriel Basso plays PETER SUTHERLAND, a low level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning an emergency hotline for American spies. When a call comes in from a terrified civilian, Rose Larkin, Peter must protect Rose and work with her to uncover the conspiracy that threatens to rock the nation.
Luciane Buchanan plays ROSE LARKIN, a young tech CEO who has fallen on hard times and has retreated to her aunt and uncle’s house to reassess her life. When assassins come for her aunt and uncle, Rose learns they were not who they pretended to be, and barely escaping, finds herself with Peter, running for their lives.
Hong Chau plays DIANE FARR, the President’s powerhouse Chief of Staff and loyal defender.
Sarah Desjardins plays MADDIE REDFIELD, the teenage daughter of the Vice President who is looking to escape his shadow.
Fola Evans-Akingbola plays CHELSEA ARRINGTON, the hardworking head of the Vice President’s daughter’s security detail, overseeing a group of male agents.
Eve Harlow plays ELLEN, an unpredictable killer whose impulses come at a cost.
Enrique Murciano plays BEN ALMORA, the measured, steady hand who guides the Secret Service in the White House.
Phoenix Raei plays DALE, Ellen’s partner — in violence and in love.
DB Woodside plays ERIK MONKS, who returns to the Secret Service after a long hiatus, prepared to earn back the trust and respect of the institution he serves.