Netflix announced today it has given the green light to The Recruit Season 2, which will pick up from the first season’s cliffhanger ending. The series hails from Entertainment One (eOne), Alexi Hawley, and Hypnotic.
The Recruit debuted on December 16, 2022 and spent five weeks on the Netflix TV Global Top 10 (English), reaching the Top 10 in 88 countries.
Alexi Hawley will return as showrunner of The Recruit Season 2, with Hypnotic’s Doug Liman, Gene Klein and David Bartis, as well as Adam Ciralsky (P3 Media) and Charlie Ebersol returning as executive producers.
“I’m thrilled to dive back into the fun, funny, action-packed world of The Recruit,” creator, showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley told Netflix’s Tudum. “Seeing how invested our audience became in 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.”
Noah Centineo will return as executive producer and reprise his role as Owen Hendricks. “I know I speak for our 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. I’m looking forward to seeing what Alexi Hawley has in store for us all,” he said.
The series centers around Owen Hendricks (Centineo), a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime.
Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA.
The spy series also starred Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Daniel Quincy Annoh.
“He’s definitely a multifaceted individual,” Centineo said previously about his character. “By day, he’s got the suit, he’s got the hair, he looks presentable. But by night, when he goes home to his roommates, Terrance and Hannah, he can actually relax.
“This is a guy who clearly just wings it. Not that Owen doesn’t work hard. Not that he’s not smart… [He’s just like,] ‘It’ll work out and I trust my gut.’ That doesn’t really work well with the CIA at all.”
The actor added that Owen will eventually learn that lesson over the course of The Recruit. “He thinks he’s working as a lawyer ‘ the truth is you’re never just a lawyer at the CIA. There’s so many more things going on, and that’s the world we explored with The Recruit.”
The directors of season one include Doug Liman (101- 102), Alex Kalymnios (103-104), Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (105-106), and Julian Holmes (107-108).
The writers are Alexi Hawley (101-103, 108), George Ghanem (103), Amelia Roper (104), Hadi Deeb (105), Niceole Levy (106), and Maya Goldsmith (107).
The Netflix show is filmed in Los Angeles, California, United States, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Vienna, Austria.