It’s been revealed that The Recruit Season 2 is officially happening over at Netflix, which is great news because this series is one of the best things on the streaming platform. A lot of people ended up watching the first season when it landed on the streaming platform back in December 2022.
The series ended up becoming one of Netflix’s most popular new shows of 2022, and it ended up taking a bit longer than expected for the streamer to reveal that the second season is in development. However, thankfully, they opted to renew the series and not cancel it.
It has to be said that Netflix has been cancelling a lot of shows recently, which is why many fans of the new series might have been a bit worried about whether there was going to be a second season or not.
Shows such as Warrior Nun, Archive 81, First Kill, Blockbuster, The Midnight Club, The Imperfects, Fate: The Winx Saga, Resident Evil and 1899 all ended up being cancelled in 2022. That’s not even all the shows that were cancelled last year. These are just the ones that many people were rather shocked to see end up getting axed by the streamer.
The Recruit Season 2 has been renewed by Netflix
So, how come we know that season 2 is happening over at Netflix? Well, it was confirmed by Netflix. They did an interview with the show’s creator, showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley (via Netflix’s site, Tudum).
During this interview, Hawley revealed that the second season is happening and that he cannot wait to get started on it. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
I’m thrilled to dive back into the fun, funny, action-packed world of The Recruit. 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.
The show’s star, Noah Centineo (also one of the stars of DC’s Black Adam movie), who is also an executive producer on the show, also had some words to say about Season 2 being renewed over at Netflix. Here’s what he had to say:
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,” said Centineo, who will also return as the show’s executive producer.
Moreover, Hawley recently spoke to Collider about the possibility of getting a second season. During that interview, he revealed that he believed in the success of the show. This is why he ended the first season the way he did.
Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
I know things about where I would want to take it, and where I’d want to go with it. I mean obviously, you hope for success, but as you could see with that ending, I didn’t plan for failure because I feel like in this day and age you just have to be bold, you have to be dramatic, to the expense of everything else.
What’s this new show all about?
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The first season of the show follows young CIA lawyer Owen Hendricks (played by Noah Centineo), whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze (played by Laura Haddock).
Max then plans to reveal the agency’s secrets to the world unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Owen is then thrown into a dangerous world of power, politics and players as he aims to complete his assignment and make his mark at the CIA.
Along with Centineo and Haddock, the show stars the likes of Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Daniel Quincy Annoh. It also features a brief cameo from Nathan Fillion.
There is no release date for The Recruit Season 2 yet. However, we will keep you informed about everything that’s happening with this show moving forward, so make sure to keep an eye on Small Screen!
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