The Night Agent season 2 has been confirmed by Netflix after the first season became one of its most-watched shows ever.
The political drama features lots of 24-style twists and turns as FBI agent Peter Sutherland discovers conspirators inside the government, along with rogue assassins and a murder witness named Rose who he needs to protect if he is ever going to find any answers.
Based on the book by Matthew Quirk, the series is co-produced by The Shield and SWAT‘s Shawn Ryan, and The Good Doctor‘s Seth Gordon. Following its premiere on March 23, the series became Netflix’s third most-watched show of all time. Due to that success, The Night Agent will return for a second season with a new location and cast.
What has Shawn Ryan revealed about season 2 of The Night Agent?
According to TVLine, Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Night Agent, has revealed that Diane, a prominent character from season one, is unlikely to appear in season two of the action-thriller series. Ryan explained that he believed Diane’s story was fully told in the first season, and he has plans for the show’s future that may not involve bringing back many characters from previous seasons. Ryan added that he felt pressure.
The Night Agent is based on author Mathew Quirk’s book of the same name. The show was originally planned to be a limited series, but fans can expect at least one more action-packed chapter. In an interview with Collider, Shawn Ryan, the series creator, spoke about where Season One left off. “I always knew that I wanted each season to be a mostly standalone story,” he said. “In this case, the center of gravity was Washington D.C and the White House, and it had this host of characters, but for the most part, we answered most questions and we’ve settled what happened in that. Hopefully, that’s a really satisfying journey for the audience.”
The Night Agent Season 2 plot: What would it be about?
The Night Agent‘s first season ends in a way that definitely leaves things open for Peter and Rose.
In the final episode, having saved the day (and the President) from VP Redfield and Diane Farr’s assassination plans, Peter and Rose have a romantic goodbye as Peter prepares to take on his first secret mission as a Night Agent. He doesn’t know where he is going or what his assignment will be, but he promises he will call her when he can.
Ryan confirmed he’s already thinking up what could be next for Peter after that finale scene and what it could mean for his relationship with Silicon Valley CEO Rose.
“That’s one of the big questions we’d love to answer in Season 2,” Ryan told Netflix’s Tudum.
“What does Peter getting on this plane and going somewhere (presumably overseas to enter into some new wild adventure) mean, with Rose going back to California to try to pursue her Silicon Valley dreams again? We certainly have some initial ideas.”
Luciane Buchanan, who plays Rose, also told Netflix she hopes her character continues her journey, after she lost her cyber tech company after being betrayed by a friend. “[The ending] leaves it really open-ended… I also want closure for her, I’m like, ‘This girl needs a lot of therapy after everything she’s been through’,” she said.
A second season could follow Peter on his mission, and possibly team him with Secret Service agent Chelsea Arrington, who helped him thwart the presidential assassination in the series.
Elsewhere on the show, we’re sure that a bullet hasn’t stopped Diane Farr (Hong Chau) from scheming her way back into the White House, even if it looked more likely she was heading for the Big House at the end of the series.
Another character to keep an eye on could be the nefarious mogul Gordon Wick (Ben Cotton), who slithered away from any consequences at the end of the show.
“We liked the idea that this wasn’t so clean,” Ryan said of Wick’s escape. “That there is one person who, because of his resources and everything, is able to slink away. Maybe we’ll deal with him again in some way.”
Thanks to bullets, bombs, and a couple of determined hitmen, there are quite a few characters that don’t make it to the end of The Night Agent (RIP, special agents Erik Monks and Ben Almora, we’ll miss you).
However, some of the main protagonists do survive to the end, so we could see them return, provided the creators don’t go rogue with the script (more on that below). Season two potential returners are as follows:
• Gabriel Basso as FBI agent Peter Sutherland
• Luciane Buchanan as tech whiz Rose Larkin
• Hong Chau as (former) Chief of Staff Diane Farr
• Sarah Desjardins as VP’s daughter Maddie Redfield
• Fola Evans-Akingbola as Secret Service agent Chelsea Arrington
• Christopher Shyer as (former) Vice President Redfield
The Night Agent season 2 release date
The Night Agent Season 2 will hit Netflix in 2024, but a specific release date hasn’t been announced. And it will nd consist of another round of 10 episodes.