The new political thriller “The Night Agent,” produced by Shawn Ryan, who also worked on “The Shield,” was released on Netflix earlier this week to acclaim and immediate viewership, rocketing it to the top spot in the chart of the service’s most-watched programs.
The story centers on Peter (Gabriel Basso), an FBI agent working the night action desk who finds himself embroiled in a potentially deadly conspiracy after receiving a single phone call.
With more viewers set to binge the series over the weekend, here’s what we know about The Night Agent Season 2.
The Night Agent Season 2 Release Date
If the show’s first season continues to do well on Netflix – ideally, it will stay on the chart for a couple of weeks – there is a high chance that it will return for a second season, particularly given the praise it has received.
Ryan made the following statement in an interview with Deadline:
“Listen, until there is a Season 2 picked up, the writers and I aren’t getting paid to figure that out until it becomes official in some way.
“I certainly have some ideas; I probably want to keep those to myself until the time comes. What I will tell you is that the initial pitch for this show that we sold to Netflix was that each season would tell its own, mostly self-enclosed, a beginning, middle and end story, and any future seasons would include a few but not most of the characters that we saw in the previous season.”
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Cast And Characters That Are Expected To Return
While Season 2 of The Night Agent has yet to be renewed, a few cast members are expected to return:
- Gabriel Basso plays Peter Sutherland.
- Buchanan, Luciane Rose Larkin’s
- Hong Chau plays Diane Farr.
- Vice President Redfield, As Christopher Shyer
- Fola Evans-Akingbola plays Chelsea Arrington.
- Sarah Desjardins plays Maddie Redfield.
In an interview with Variety, Ryan, and Basso discussed Peter’s codename in Season 2. “I have complete faith in Shawn so I will defer to him on this one,” Basso said.
“I am so in love with this show and want to make future episodes. But it is a little torturous to overthink that before it happens, so I haven’t thought about it. But it’s a great point. We will have to figure it out if we get a Season 2. Rose’s aunt and uncle were Sidewinder and Gazelle, so we’ll have to figure out the perfect avatar for Peter.”
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The Night Agent Season 2 Plot
While there is no direct sequel to Quirk’s 2019 novel, several books take place in a similar political thriller universe, according to the author’s recent tweet. His titles are “mostly standalone,” though some are linked.
A team member of The Night Agent Posted a Tweet related to season 2. You can see the Tweet below.
This time last year I was on set to help bring this show to life. Now I get to sit back, relax, and spam you all to watch it so we get a Season 2 ಠ_ಠ
THE NIGHT AGENT hits Netflix tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/rispvZMwi0
— Corey Deshon (@CoreyDeshon) March 23, 2023
Inside Threat and Hour of the Assassin, both about Secret Service agents, and Red Warning, about a CIA officer, are among his most recent books.
The Night Agent’s story of an FBI agent who works in the White House’s “situation room” was based on Quirk’s real-life friend in Washington, D.C., he told KPBS. “This friend would disappear every night like clockwork,” he recalled. “And, you start playing that D.C. parlor game of, Who is he? What’s the mystery job? And as best I could gather, he worked night watch. And as I dug in, you find out that these relatively junior, young people … are responsible for staying up all night, every night, tracking crises, and being ready to brief the president or the FBI director.”
If Netflix approves The Night Agent Season 2, there appears to be plenty of story potential in that conceit. According to Quirk, the streamer has also added “a lot of new stories and characters,” so there’s reason to hope that those stories will continue.
Conclusion: The Night Agent has made an impressive debut on Netflix with its gripping storyline and well-rounded characters. The show’s success has led to speculation about a potential second season, and while nothing is confirmed yet, the creators and cast have expressed their enthusiasm for continuing the story. With a talented team behind the scenes and a loyal fan base eagerly waiting for more, it’s safe to say that The Night Agent has firmly established itself as one of Netflix’s most exciting political thrillers.
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