He's back in action! According to TV Line, cameras have officially started rolling on The Night Agent season 2. The outlet reports that the eagerly awaited follow-up season began production in Thailand and "other locations" on Jan. 15, 2024. The news of the season beginning filming comes after a handful of new cast members were announced. More on that below!
The Night Agent star Gabriel Basso previously shared an awesome update for fans of the hit Netflix original series! In a message to fans posted on Instagram Stories on Dec. 23, 2023, Basso announced production on The Night Agent season 2 starts in early January 2024.
Here's what Basso told fans about filming on The Night Agent season 2, via Bam Smack Pow:
"We start filming The Night Agent season 2 in less than 2 weeks! Y’all are in for it this season. Thank you for your patience."- Gabriel Basso
Basso's recent comments follow a string of exciting updates we've learned about The Night Agent season 2 since the writers' and actors' strikes ended. According to creator and showrunner Shawn Ryan, season 2 officially resumed pre-production following the end of the writers’ strike. The writers were back to writing the new season of the Netflix original series in the fall of 2023. On top of that, the actors’ strike ended in early November, and it cleared the way for season 2 to start filming.
Based on the book of the same name by Matthew Quirk, The Night Agent remains one of the most popular Netflix shows of the year so far. Netflix renewed The Night Agent for season 2 less than a week after it premiered on Netflix on Thursday, March 23, 2023, and was an overnight success, seeing extremely high viewership numbers. The show was even more popular than Stranger Things season 3 in its first 28 days after release!
Ryan shared his thoughts on the renewal, via Netflix:
"The last week has been a whirlwind as we’ve finally been able to share The Night Agent with the world. To see the tremendous reaction to the show has been a great joy and is a credit to our cast, our writers, our directors, our crew and our partners at Sony Pictures Television and Netflix. We couldn’t be any prouder or more excited to get cracking on Season 2 to share the further adventures of Night Action with our newfound fans."- Shawn Ryan, creator
Netflix confirmed The Night Agent season 2 will be 10 episodes, just like the first season of the series.
Now, let’s talk about when to expect The Night Agent season 2 on Netflix.
Has Netflix announced The Night Agent season 2 release date?
Unfortunately, no, Netflix has not announced The Night Agent season 2 release date yet, as of January 2024. That said, along with the renewal news, the streamer also announced the second installment would be coming out in 2024. That’s great news, though we’re unsure if that will happen anymore because of how much the strikes delayed production.
We also know that no one had started working on The Night Agent season 2 until after the renewal. Ryan told Deadline that they had not formed the writers’ room for season 2 because the season was not picked up.
Production on The Night Agent season 2 starts in early January 2024. Assuming the cast and crew are able to stay on schedule and avoid further delays, The Night Agent season 2 should be on Netflix by the late fall or winter of 2024. I don't think Netflix wants to go a full two years between seasons of this show, not with how popular it was in 2023.
Netflix is in a tricky position, although one can argue it was self-inflicted. Some new seasons of Netflix shows are much further along in the production process than The Night Agent season 2. For example, Outer Banks season 4 already started production this summer, but it was shut down with SAG going on strike. The last season was released one month before The Night Agent. New seasons of Emily in Paris and Wednesday were reportedly ready to go into production this fall, respectively, but those dates have been pushed back again to early 2024 and spring 2024 respectively.
The good thing about The Night Agent is that we don’t anticipate it would take a long time to film season 2. Of course, it depends on what happens in the season, but I think there’s a good chance that we see the second season on Netflix at some point in 2024. Things have to go right, but there's no reason to doubt Shawn Ryan and his team turning around a new season quickly. When The Night Agent season 2 drops, it will be one of the biggest Netflix shows of 2024.
We were thinking that a holiday 2024 release seems like the time to expect The Night Agent season 2 release date, possibly Thanksgiving week. I think Netflix will put a rush on The Night Agent season 2 and it's the type of show that should be able to crank out a season within eight or so months to be ready for a Thanksgiving or Christmas 2024 release.
Release Prediction: Late 2024
Gabriel Basso will definitely be back as Peter Sutherland. He’s the lead, and he’s set for an even bigger role in season 2. Luciane Buchanan has also been confirmed to be back as Rose Larkin.
According to Deadline, Amanda Warren is also joining the cast for season 2. Warren will play Catherine Weaver, who leads the Night Agent program which Peter is now a part of after the season 1 finale. Deadline also confirmed Luciane Buchanan will be back as Rose Larkin in season 2.
On Jan. 11, Netflix revealed five more new additions to the cast, and a few are even familiar faces. Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow boards the series in a recurring role as Peter's new partner and mentor Alice. She plays a big role in his first assignment. In another recurring role, The Flash veteran Teddy Sears appears as intelligence office and new Night Action investigation subject Warren.
Three additional series regulars for season 2 have been announced: Arienne Mandi as Iranian UN aide Noor, Louis Herhum as international businessman Jacob Monroe, and Berto Colon as Solomon, a powerful businessman's fixer. We can't wait to see how Peter interacts with these characters!
On Feb. 15, Variety announced four more new cast members for season 2. Michael Malarkey and Keon Alexander will be series regulars as military chief and nephew to a dictator Markus and Iranian Mission to the United Nations security Javad respectively. In recurring roles, Navid Negahban plays Iran's UN ambassabor Abbas and Rob Heaps appears as a dictator's son named Tomas.
Here's the confirmed main cast for The Night Agent season 2:
- Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland
- Luciane Buchanan as Rose Larkin
- Amanda Warren as Catherine Weaver
- Arienne Mandi as Noor
- Louis Herhum as Jacob Monroe
- Berto Colon as Solomon
- Michael Malarkey as Markus
- Keon Alexander as Javad
Here's the confirmed recurring cast for The Night Agent season 2:
- Brittany Snow as Alice
- Teddy Sears as Warren
- Navid Negahban as Abbas
- Rob Heaps as Tomas
Ryan also mentioned to Deadline ahead of the renewal that he envisions that most of the cast for a second season (and beyond) would be different:
"If we are successful enough that Netflix wants more seasons, I think there’d be a whole new world in which you would see a limited number of characters from this current season going into that. But that’s something that I’d have to sit down with the writers and have it all figured out."
Now that production has started or is starting soon, we should learn the full cast of The Night Agent season 2 in no time.
Season 1 ending explained
At the end of the first season of The Night Agent, Peter, Rose, and Agent Arrington stop the attack on the President at Camp David. The Vice President is taken into custody, as is Diane Farr. We have to assume that they won’t be involved in future episodes after the fallout from the Metro bombing and assassination attempt.
We also see Gordon Wick, the mysterious CEO, flee. He could be a big part of future seasons.
At the very end of the season, Peter becomes a Night Agent! Well, that’s what we assume. He reads a document that reads: “Night Action: Mission Brief,” and then takes off on a jet. Peter is a full-on spy now!
After acting as an honorary and/or amateur Night Agent for the whole first season, Peter becomes a real Night Agent at the end of the first season. What mysteries will be uncovered or solved in season 2 and beyond? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Unfortunately, there’s only one Night Agent book by Matthew Quirk. While there’s no second book now, I would assume that could change in the near future. This was a huge commercial success. I think people would be very interested in this story continuing in print.
What’s next in season 2?
To assume we know what’s going to happen in The Night Agent season 2 would be a mistake. It looks like the writers have a lot of room to play with this story and can move in any direction.
Overall, Peter’s story is going to continue as a Night Agent, and he’ll be looking to take down corrupt officials and high-profile criminals and companies around the world.
There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Night Action program. We know about a few agents, including Rose’s aunt and uncle. I think we’re going to learn a lot about the program what the official mission of the program is and how Peter can help.
We should also see Chelsea Arrington and Rose continue their careers after saving the country. Are Peter and Rose still together romantically? Could she be a spy in the future like her aunt and uncle? It seems like things are up in the air.
In April 2023, Ryan told ComicBook.com that there will not be that many returning characters in season 2:
"When I pitched it to Netflix, I essentially said, This is an ongoing show, but each season will be its own self-contained story. And then future seasons would have very few characters porting over from the previous season. We’re not trying to keep seven or eight characters going throughout multiple seasons."
He also revealed the new season and story will not take place in or around Washington D.C.
"So one thing I will tell you about Season 2 is it does not take place in the DC area, which is where Season 1 took place."
The Night Agent is exclusively available to stream on Netflix. The Night Agent season 2 will also stream on Netflix, and you’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch the new season when it’s released.
The Night Agent is a government thriller, and luckily, there are lots of Netflix shows like The Night Agent available to stream right now. We shared a list of shows to watch if you like The Night Agent:
- The Recruit
- The Diplomat
- The Lincoln Lawyer
That’s all we know about The Night Agent season 2 so far. The series is on our list of the best shows on Netflix. Stay tuned for more news about season 2.