The Recruit Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

The Recruit Season 2: Has it been renewed by Netflix?
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Is The Recruit Season 2 happening? Find out.

Netflix’s new political crime thriller, The Recruit has grabbed the attention of all Noah Centineo fans as he grabs the role of a serious lawyer, Owen Hendricks who finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy plot along with the CIA. Marking a stark demarcation from his romantic roles in rom-coms like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Recruit has gained worldwide popularity with all its eight episodes that started streaming on Netflix on December 16th, 2022.

Created by Alexi Hawley, here’s the official synopsis of this Noah Centineo starrer:

“A rookie lawyer at the CIA stumbles headlong into the dangerous world of international espionage when a former asset threatens to expose agency secrets.”

Is The Recruit officially renewed for a second season?

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As previously mentioned, The Recruit hit the Netflix library on December 16th, which makes it too early to presume the future of the show. However, according to What’s on Netflix, the “production sources in Canada (…) are currently planning on moving forward with a season 2.”

At the time of writing, Netflix has not officially given any statement regarding the cancellation or the renewal of the show. For the renewal of any show, Netflix determines certain criteria like viewership figures, cost of production and more.

In a conversation with Collider, Hawley expressed his intentions about the future of the show. 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.”

What do the critics have to say about The Recruit?

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Like every other Crawley show, The Recruit, too, has surpassed the expectations of the viewers and amassed incredible popularity so far. Based on the data accumulated in the first two weeks of the show’s release, the show gained 147.89 million hours between December 11th to December 25th.

According to FlixPatrol data, which is responsible for determining the Netflix Top 10s, mentions that the show peaked in its first three days in the top 10s worldwide. As per the data, the show is performing the best in the United States, Europe, the Nordics, Canada, and Australia. In addition, TelevisionStats.com reports the show to be the fourth biggest show in the world so far.

Here are the review scores of the show so far:

IMDb User Score: 7.6

RottenTomatoes Critics Score: 75%

RottenTomatoes Audience Score: 87%

Metacritic: 60/100

What can we expect to happen in The Recruit Season 2?

The Recruit Season 2
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*Spoiler alert*

Season one finale, titled “W.T.F.I.O.H.” (an acronym for Who the F*ck is Owen Henricks?) does not end with a solution; rather, more complications arise as the mission to get Max home to Russia continues. Amidst all this chaos, Owen’s personal life seems to be clashing with his professional life.

Season 2 will presumably throw light on the big twist with which its predecessor concluded: Karolina shooting Max, but will she be dead? In the end, we see Owen reaching out to Hannah so they can meet up abroad.

According to RadioTimes, Noah Centineo will certainly return in the second season, along with Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Fivel Stewart. They speculate that “Owen Hendricks would be thrown into another high-stakes mission, although this time he could be somewhat more prepared for the experience.”

For more renewal and release date updates on The Recruit season 2, stay tuned to Web News Observer!

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