The Night Agent season 2: Will there be another season on Netflix?

The Night Agent. (L to R) Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland, Luciane Buchanan as Rose Larkin in episode 104 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023
The Night Agent. (L to R) Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland, Luciane Buchanan as Rose Larkin in episode 104 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023 /

A new thriller series has arrived on the Netflix scene, and it could be right up there will fellow hits like The Recruit, Echoes, and Treason. On March 23, 2023, Netflix released The Night Agent, an action-thriller series based on the book of the same name by Matthew Quirk. After binge-watching the first season, viewers will want to know what’s up with The Night Agent season 2.

UPDATE 3/29/2023: Netflix announced they have renewed The Night Agent for season 2! That’s awesome timing, considering the show hasn’t even been out a week yet. But the numbers speak for themselves. The streamer also confirmed the second season will contain 10 episodes.

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Gabriel Basso stars in the series as Peter Sutherland, a low-level FBI agent working the basement of the White House. He’s tasked with answering the “night action” phone, which ironically doesn’t get much action. However, when the phone actually rings one night, Peter finds himself thrown into the deep end of an interconnected conspiracy dating back many years.

Although it’s not one of the most highly anticipated new Netflix releases, as a debut series, it sure could be on track to be a dark horse hit, what with its gripping twists and turns. But will those twists and turns carry on for another season? Here’s what we know so far about whether The Night Agent season 2 could happen on Netflix as of the first season’s release.

Will there be a The Night Agent season 2?

The Night Agent dropped its 10-episode first season on March 23, and as of that release, Netflix has not indicated what the future could hold for the series. If The Night Agent season 2 does happen, the renewal will more than likely occur at least one month after the premiere date. The streaming service often looks at the first-month viewership of new releases before making decisions (unless, of course, you’re a hit like Outer Banks, Stranger Things, or Virgin River).

Viewership plays a large part in Netflix’s decision in bring back new shows for a more seasons, but budget also plays an equally large part in renewal and cancellation decisions. The Night Agent doesn’t appear to cost as much to produce as a special effects-heavy series like Stranger Things or Shadow and Bone (among others). And with crime hits like The Lincoln Lawyer and The Recruit returning for second seasons, The Night Agent fits right in with that crowd.

Mild spoilers ahead from The Night Agent’s first season.

What could happen in The Night Agent season 2?

Following the release of The Night Agent, creator and showrunner Shawn Ryan spoke with Deadline about the possibility of the series receiving a second season and what future seasons could look like. Since there’s only one book by Quirk for this story, any additional seasons would be original adventures for Peter Sutherland.

While he’s not focused on formulating concepts for season 2 until Netflix gives him an official green light, he hinted that each season would be self-contained and continue to center on Peter, while bringing back a select few characters.

"“…the initial pitch for this show that we sold to Netflix was that each season would tell its own, mostly self-enclosed, a beginning, middle and end story, and any future seasons would include a few but not most of the characters that we saw in the previous season.”"

Ryan went on to muse about the lingering questions about Peter and Rose’s future that would be answered in a possible second season:

"“I really love the questions that we need answered on: What does it mean that Peter would be a night agent? Where is he going? Now that Rose is going back to California to try to restart her tech career, where does that leave Peter and Rose? I think these are all questions that we almost certainly would love to answer in a potential Season 2, and I certainly hope we get the opportunity to do that.”"

Without giving away any spoilers, The Night Agent’s first season wraps up without a massive cliffhanger. That’s great news for viewers who worry about investing time in a story that winds up unfinished. However, the series does still leave the door open for more stories to be told in season 2. Being so, the series could potentially wrap up with all of the loose ends tied up in a satisfactory way for this story, but who would turn down another season of Peter Sutherland?

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