Netflix has been making headlines for antagonizing its customers for quite some time now, but fans of the Recruit don’t have a reason to feel like that just yet. The cliffhanger ending of Season 1 will be expanded upon in season 2, which Netflix and Recruit protagonist Noah Centineo confirmed in Netflix’s Tudum blog.
The Recruit premiered on Netflix on December 16, 2022, immediately garnering positive reviews with an 86% audience score for the series at Rotten Tomatoes. The reception is a bit colder on the Tomatometer at 67%, but by and large, critics and the audience are impressed with the story the series is developing and offer praise to the charming leading man and the rest of the cast.
Here’s what showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley had to say regarding the series renewal:
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"
This comes after season 1 of the show sets the scene in which young lawyer Owen Hendricks (played by Noah Centineo), gets hired by the CIA and immediately entangles himself in its sensitive operations. Looking to complete his assignment and make a name for himself within the organization, Owen is thrust into the world of high-power politics after discovering a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze, played by Laura Haddock. Her threats to expose the agency’s secrets to the public unless they absolve her criminal history put her at direct crossroads with our main protagonist Noah Centineo.
Alongside these two, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn, Fivel Stewart, Daniel Quincy Annoh, Kristian Bruun, and Vondie Curtis-Hall join the cast. Apart from Centineo and Hawley, Hypnotic’s Doug Liman, and Gene Klein, alongside Adam Ciralsky (P3 Media) and others from Entertainment One (eOne) are also returning as executive producers.
Netflix hasn't been immune to controversy lately as well, with Warrior Nun fans posting a billboard across their offices in protest for not renewing the show for a second season. Participants in the Squid Game are also suing for reimbursement due to injuries sustained during filming.