Alexi Hawley’s The Recruit is returning on Netflix with a second season. Netflix had announced the renewal back in January, one month after the launch of season 1. The filming for the next season was supposed to start in June, but it has gotten pushed back to August. The filming process will run till October. However, there could be more delays owing to the ongoing WGA strike.
Noah Centineo is reprising his role of Owen Hendricks in the second season. Interestingly, Centeneo has launched his production company after the launch of season one of The Recruit and he’ll be an executive producer in season 2.
The Recruit has been renewed for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/VSLYVfFiqt— Netflix (@netflix) January 26, 2023
Alexi Hawley, the writer and creator of the show, is excited about the renewal. He says,
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.
In an interview with Collider, Hawley expressed that he did not think about a second season while writing the first one. He said,
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. And you can’t worry about Season 2’s, or Season 3’s, or beyond. You have to go, What’s the best version of this story right now?” And trust that people will come to it. And then you’ll get another shot at it.
The Recruit hits the picket line at Universal pic.twitter.com/h2funXZ0LL— Alexi Hawley (@AlexiHawley) June 3, 2023
The Recruit season 1 performed pretty well in the first month of its launch in December 2022. It ended the year in the top five on Netflix across the world amassing a total of 228.26 million hours watched. The decision to renew the show did not come as a surprise. Alex Hawley who’s at the helm of The Recruit has created network television hits like Castle, The Rookie, The Following, and Body of Proof. No wonder Netflix has bet on the show for a second season.
The release data has not been officially declared, but you can expect The Recruit season 2 in 2024.