The Night Agent was renewed for a second season by Netflix a week after its first episode, which was met with a thunderous response from viewers. The action-thriller had a record number of viewers in its first weekend, so it was renewed right away.
The Night Agent is about a low-level FBI agent who watches an emergency line that never rings until one day it does. That day, the agent is pulled into a dangerous international plot. Find out more about the show’s return by reading on.
The Night Agent Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix
The second season was confirmed by Netflix on March 29, less than a week after the first episode aired on March 23. As with the first season, there will be ten episodes in the next one. But Netflix has not yet said when the second season will be available.
Shawn Ryan, the creator and showrunner of the series, said in a statement, “The last week has been a whirlwind since we’ve finally been able to show The Night Agent to the world.”
“Seeing how well the show has been received has been a great pleasure, and it’s a credit to our cast, writers, directors, crew, and partners at Sony Pictures Television and Netflix.” We couldn’t be happier or more excited to start working on Season 2 and show our new fans more of Night Action’s adventures,” he said.
Katherine Pope, President of Sony Pictures Television, also said, “We are thrilled to see The Night Agent become an instant global sensation, and we can’t wait to keep telling this story with our amazing cast, creative leader Shawn Ryan, and our wonderful partners at Netflix.”
The Night Agent was Watched for 168.7 Million Hours in the First Few Days
The show was watched for 168.7 million hours in its first week, making it the third-best Season 1 of any Netflix original show. The show was also in the top 10 in 93 different countries.
“We’re happy to see The Night Agent make a big splash and be loved right away all over the world. Jinny Howe, VP of Drama Series at Netflix, said, “Shawn Ryan has created a spy thriller sensation that people can’t get enough of. It has a great cast, and we’re here to give them more of the action and suspense they love.”
The Show is Based on a Novel by Matthew Quirk
The Night Agent is based on Matthew Quirk’s 2019 book of the same name. The plot summary for the series says, “FBI Agent Peter Sutherland gets caught up in a huge plot involving a mole in the highest levels of the U.S. government.”
“To save the country, Peter goes on a desperate hunt for the traitor while working with the scared ex-CEO Rose Larkin and protecting her from the people who killed her aunt and uncle.”
Gabriel Basso plays Peter Sutherland, Luciane Buchanan plays Rose Larkin, Fola Evans-Akingbola plays Chelsea Arrington, Sarah Desjardins plays Maddie Redfield, Eve Harlow plays Ellen, Phoenix Raei plays Dale, Enrique Murciano plays Ben Almora, D. B. Woodside plays Erik Monks, and Hong Chau plays Diane Farr.
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