For the fans eagerly waiting for season two updates, it’s not at all good news, as the WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) strike could have an influence on the Night Agent season 2 release if a deal can’t be struck with the writers by the studio and networks.
The Night Agent, a Netflix original series adapted from Matthew Quirk’s novel of the same name, premiered on March 23 and has immediately become the most popular release on Netflix this year. In just 28 days after its premiere, fans have already spent over 600 million hours watching the show, surpassing the popularity of Stranger Things season 3 during the same time period.
As for The Night Agent season 2, we have very limited information. Here’s everything that we know about The Night Agent season 2.
The Night Agent season 2: Renewed or canceled?
Netflix didn’t wait at all for the renewal of the second season of The Night Agent, as the announcement arrived only six days after the series premiered. Still not as humongous as Wednesday, which took several months to be renewed, The Night Agent has still positioned itself to be one of the top 10 Netflix releases of all time.
Shawn Ryan, creator, and executive producer of The Night Agent, showed his eagerness for the renewal in a statement given by Netflix. He appreciated the positive response the show has received from audiences and showed his gratitude towards the cast, writers, directors, crew, and partners at Sony Pictures Television and Netflix for their hard work to make this happen. Ryan also conveyed his pride in the show’s success thus far and eagerly looks forward to diving into the second season to bring the further adventures of Night Agent to excited audiences.
The Night Agent Season 2 release date:
Unfortunately, there has been no update on the release date for season two of The Night Agent, as the renewal news was confirmed recently. Fans will have to wait quite sometime before they can get to see the second season, as Netflix has announced that it will be released sometime in 2024.
As per Shawn Ryan, the show’s creator and executive producer, work on The Night Agent season two had not yet begun when the renewal was announced, and the writers were still not available because of the ongoing writer’s strike, which has halted the whole writing process for many shows. If the strike comes to a halt, it is possible that season two may be delayed.
The Night Agent season 2 potential plot:
It’s pretty difficult to say what is in store for the viewers in season two of The Night Agent, as the writers have loads of creative freedom with the story. In all probability, Peter will continue his work as the Night Agent, dealing with corrupt officials and taking down high-profile criminals and companies across the world.
There’s still a lot unknown about the Night Action program, and it’s possible that the second season will deal with this more closely. We may also see Chelsea Arrington and Rose, and their romantic relationship may also be the center of attention. The creator of the show, Shawn Ryan, also commented on the change of location and the change in story, as each season of the show will have its own self-contained story.
The Night Agent season 2 cast:
For now, it’s a hard assumption to make about who will feature in the upcoming new season of The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso will definitely return as Peter Sutherland as he is the lead and is set for an even bigger role in season 2.
We are also anticipating Luciane Buchanan and Fola Evans-Akingbola to make an appearance in the second season; they were major characters in the first season, so it would be a shame to see the story moving away from them. Their involvement in the next season is still unknown. A statement from the creator, Shawn Ryan, to Deadline also states that we won’t get to see the same characters from the previous season, only a limited number.
Is there a second Night Agent book?
At present, there is only one book in the Night Agent series written by Matthew Quirk. However, given how much the book has been successful commercially, it’s possible we may get to see a second book in the near future. Many readers have shown their enthusiasm for seeing the story continue in print, and it would make sense for the author to capitalize on the fame of the series.