Touched down on Netflix on December 16, 2022, The Recruit is Netflix’s new political crime thriller starring Noah Centineo. Watching Centineo donning the garb of a rookie lawyer, Owen Hendricks, has made his fans go haywire. 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 eight episodes. The official synopsis of the show reads:
“A rookie lawyer at the CIA stumbles headlong into the dangerous world of international espionage when a former asset threatens to expose agency secrets.”
Star-studded with excellent actors and Alexi Hawlyer serving as the show’s creator, fans are wondering whether there will be a second season of The Recruit. Here’s everything we know about The Recruit season 2.
Has Netflix renewed The Recruit for a second season?
Although Netflix hasn’t made any official announcement regarding the renewal or cancellation of the show, What’s on Netflix reports that the Canada production sources are planning “on moving forward with a season 2 a month from launch.”
The streaming platform takes into consideration a plethora of determining factors including viewership figures, cost of production and many more which have not been revealed to the public. In conversation with Collider, Hawley expresses his opinions about the future endeavors of the show, saying:
“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?
The Recruit has been successful to harness positive reviews which are mentioned below, as of January 20th, 2023:
- IMDb User Score: 7.5
- RottenTomatoes Critics Score: 67% (was 75% at launch)
- RottenTomatoes Audience Score: 86%
- Metacritic: 59/100
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.
What can we expect to happen in The Recruit season 2?
Since Netflix has not provided any details regarding the renewal of the show, we will be sticking to our previous plot speculations for this bit:
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.”
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