Your latest TV obsession is here in the form of The Night Agent, an action-packed conspiracy thriller now streaming on Netflix.
Based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quirk, The Night Agent stars Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland, an FBI agent who is assigned to a gig so low-stakes that it’s practically a joke: a night shift covering phones that practically never ring in the basement of the White House… until one evening, when he answers a call that ends up propelling him into a whole lot of international intrigue involving a Russian threat and corruption at the highest levels of government.
All 10 episodes of the first season are available to watch right now on Netflix, and the show wraps up its central plot fairly neatly by the finale—but given the popularity of streaming rival Amazon’s success with action shows like The Terminal List and Reacher, it makes sense that Netflix might want to renew The Night Agent for more episodes.
Here’s everything we know about the future of The Night Agent.
Will there be a Season 2?
It is too early for Netflix to have made a decision one way or the other as to whether to greenlight a second season of The Night Agent, as the show only began streaming on March 23, and viewership figures play a key role in determining which properties get more runway. It also does appear that The Night Agent was intended to function as a limited series—but the same was true of prestige TV hits like The White Lotus, Big Little Lies and Fleabag, all of which proved so popular that their cast and creators returned for round two.
Who would be in Season 2?
As the titular agent, Gabriel Basso would return in the role of Peter Sutherland. Less clear is how Luciane Buchanan would figure into future storylines as Rose Larkin. Similarly, Hong Chau appears in Season 1 as Diane Farr—but her star has rapidly risen since filming wrapped on The Night Agent, with standout performances in The Menu and The Whale, not to mention the upcoming Joy Ride.
What would Season 2 be about?
A second season of The Night Agent would continue to follow FBI agent Peter Sutherland’s adventures, either back in the basement of the White House or in a more extended capacity. While the book the series is based on is a standalone story, author Matthew Quirk has written a handful of other novels with similarly shady espionage plots which could provide inspiration for future seasons.
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the United Kingdom covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.
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