Netflix has renewed the Noah Centineo-led spy thriller for a second season.


“I’m thrilled to dive back into the fun, funny, action-packed world of The Recruit," said creator, showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley in a statement.

"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 2.”

Centineo, who will also return as an executive producer, said: “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."

The first season landed on Netflix back in December 2022, graduating Centineo from romcoms to full-scale action.

The actor plays Owen Hendricks, a young but unprepared CIA lawyer thrown into the deep end of the spy world.

Disaster strikes as he grapples with a troublesome asset gone rogue, while also dodging the usual pitfalls of starting a new job and navigating life in your formative 20s.

But what could happen in a second season of The Recruit? Here's what we know so far about season 2.

The Recruit season 2 release date speculation

An exact release date is yet to be confirmed.

However, in the renewal announcement video Netflix posted on Twitter, it’s revealed that The Recruit season 2 will premiere on Netflix in 2024, so we do have some idea of when to expect it.

Who could be in the cast of The Recruit season 2?

Noah Centineo will once again be heading up the cast, having become something of a Netflix talent since his breakout role in the To All the Boys trilogy.

He could once again be backed up by co-stars Aarti Mann (Never Have I Ever), Colton Dunn (Superstore) and Fivel Stewart (Atypical), helping to give the show its comedic edge.

Meanwhile, The Recruit cast also counted Daredevil star Vondie Curtis-Hall along with Kaylah Zander (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black) and Laura Haddock (White Lines) among its top names in season 1.

What could happen in The Recruit season 2?

Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in The Recruit.
Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in The Recruit. Netflix

It's likely that Owen Hendricks will be thrown into another high-stakes mission, although this time he could be somewhat more prepared for the experience.

While by no means up there with the agency's most highly-skilled operatives, the character certainly went on a journey in season 1 and picked up some survival instincts which could prove crucial next time he's in the line of fire.

There are also some unresolved plot threads from the initial run of episodes that fans will want to see progressed or tied up altogether, so expect those to be incorporated into the narrative in season 2.

Is there a trailer for The Recruit season 2?

Unfortunately not. After all, we've only just had confirmation that The Recruit has been given the green light by Netflix.

We'll update this page if and when any new footage drops.

The Recruit is available to stream on Netflix. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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