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The Recruit: Netflix Spy Series First Look

Netflix has revealed a first look at the new spy series The Recruit, premiering on the streaming service on Friday, December 16, 2022. You can view the first photos by scrolling down.

Announced during last Saturday’s TUDUM event, the series stars Noah Centineo, Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn, and Daniel Quincy Annoh.

The Recruit: Netflix Spy Series First Look

The Recruit centers around Owen Hendricks (Noah 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 Recruit

The series is executive produced by Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Adam Ciralsky, and Alexi Hawley, who also serves as creator and showrunner. The eOne series consists of eight one-hour episodes.

“It’s rare to find a fresh way into a story these days. And the spy genre is no different. From Jason Bourne to James Bond, the spy world is always seen through the eyes of a veteran operative who’s invariably the smartest (and toughest) guy in the room,” said Hawley in a statement.

He added: “But The Recruit enters the world of espionage through fresh eyes — Owen Hendricks — a twenty-four-year-old, fresh out of law school, who doesn’t even have time to figure out where the bathrooms are before he’s pulled into a high-stakes case.

“None of us can realistically dream of being James Bond, but all of us have had a first job — with co-workers we can’t trust and agendas we don’t understand. Only at the CIA those hidden agendas can get you killed.”

The directors 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 show is filmed in Los Angeles, California, United States, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Vienna, Austria.

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