‘The Recruit’ season 2: Netflix release date estimate and what we know so far

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The Recruit – Picture: Netflix

Netflix’s Noah Centineo spy thriller series the recruit will return for a second season on Netflix. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming second season, including the latest news on the start of production and more.

Starring Noah Centineo, the new series sees him play the role of Owen Hendricks, a lawyer who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy plot involving the CIA.

All eight episodes landed on Netflix on December 16, 2022.

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The show has a terrific pedigree, with Alexi Hawley serving as the show’s creator. Hawley is best known for creating hits for network television, including Castle, The noob, The next, and test body.


Official renewal status: Renovated

Ahead of the official renewal, we’ve heard positive rumors from production sources in Canada that they plan to move forward with a Season 2 a month after launch; Netflix officially confirmed season 2 on January 26, 2023.

In a statement about the renewal, Alexi Hawley said:

“I am delighted to once again dive into the fun, funny and action-packed world of The Recruit. Seeing how invested our audience became in the show’s adventurous take on the world of spies and Noah’s role as Owen has been incredibly rewarding, and I can’t wait to turn it all into “11” in season two.”

Centineo will return as executive producer and will reprise his role as Owen Hendricks.

Hawley will return as Showrunner with Hypnotic’s Doug Liman, Gene Klein and David Bartis; Adam Ciralsky (P3 Media) and Charlie Ebersol also return as executive producers.

Prior to the revamp, Alexi Crawley hinted that talks had taken place or a plan for the future had been laid out.

in a collider interviewHawley spoke about his attitude going into season 1 about future iterations, saying:

“I know things about where I would like to take it and where I would like to go with it. I mean, obviously, you expect success, but as you can 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, at the expense. from everything else. And you can’t worry about Season 2, Season 3, or beyond. You have to say, “What is the best version of this story right now?” And trust that people will come to it. And then you’ll have another chance.”

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Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland, Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks – Cr. Philippe Bossé/Netflix © 2022

We want to point out that since the release of The Recruit, Noah Centineo has released a production company called Arkhum Productions.

that was good the recruit received?

Let’s break down the show’s review scores so far (correct as of January 20, 2023):

  • IMDb User Score: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 67% (75% at launch)
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 86%
  • Metacritic: 59/100

Now, a month later, we have a pretty clear picture of how well the recruit is acting on Netflix.

Let’s first look at the hourly data published by Netflix’s Top 10 site so far.

So far, the show has been featured in the five weeks since its launch. In total, the show has amassed 228.26 million hours watched worldwide.

week period Hours seen (M) Range Week in the Top 10
December 11, 2022 to December 18, 2022 52,300,000 3 1
December 18, 2022 to December 25, 2022 95,590,000 (+83%) 3 2
December 25, 2022 to January 1, 2023 43,360,000 (-55%) 5 3
January 1, 2023 to January 8, 2023 23,580,000 (-46%) 6 4
January 8, 2023 to January 15, 2023 13,430,000 (-43%) 10 5

As we’ve discussed before, one possible glitch with the program is that in week 3, it dropped 55%. We have observed that programs with a drop of more than 50% sometimes have difficulty renewing.

So, in terms of CVE hours (Full View Equivalent: Netflix raw hours figure divided by program run time), how does it stack up against the competition?

Based on our top 10 reports for 2022 (with some estimates in play), we can see the recruit firmly at the cutoff point for cancellations. In the renewal box below, just Month it had fewer hours and has been publicly renewed.

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Netflix Drama Renewal Scorecard 2022

How well did the open release do in terms of CVE? The show slightly exceeded The Lawyer Lincoln initially but was right behind The Sandman and Vikings: Valhalla.

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CVE Opening Weekend for The Recruit on Netflix

The next is Nielsen data tracking minutes watched in the United States on connected devices. the recruit ranked for five weeks in its rankings, picking up 73.40 million hours between December 12, 2022, and January 15, 2023. That suggests that at least 32% of The Recruit’s viewing was in the United States. .

FlixPatrol data, which analyzes Netflix’s Top 10 Raw every day, suggests the show peaked on its first fourth and fifth day in the top 10 globally, but has held up very well since the festive period. The show remained in numerous top 10s around the world for up to a month after its release.

Data shows that the program works best in the United States, South Africa, Eastern Europe, the Nordic countries, Canada, and Australia.

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FlixPatrol data for The Recruit on Netflix

According televisionstats.com, the show had a huge rise after its addition to Netflix, and it came out of nowhere after its release. So far, the show has peaked as the fourth biggest show in the world, according to their data.

They pull data from external sources (also known as demand sources) like Twitter, Wikipedia, Google, and Reddit.

The single most popular program that the recruit during the show’s first week on Netflix was the white lotus in hbo, Wednesday on netflix, 1923 on Paramount+, and yellow stone at Paramount Networks.

Data for January 19 suggests the show peaked at #4, but has since fallen below the top 100 shows.

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As part of the renewal, Netflix confirmed that the series would return in 2024, though it gave no further details.

In April 2023, we learned that the recruit Season 2 was originally supposed to start filming in Vancouver, BC, starting in June 2023. However, that was pushed back according to the Director’s Guide to Canada Report production will begin on August 1, 2023 and run through October 20, 2023. Of course, this is subject to change, especially in its current state.

julian holmeswho directed episodes 7 and 8 of season 1, is also slated to return to the director’s chair in season 2.

All the recruit writers are currently on strike as part of the WGA strike, which started on May 1, 2023. It’s unclear how far into pre-production the show was before the writers’ strike began, and if the scripts aren’t finished, production could continue to be delayed. Experts say the strike could continue until end of summer.

Speaking to CNN about the strikes, showrunner of the recruit alexi hawley told host Jake Tapper“For the last 50 years, television has been a training ground for writers, through the writers room and being able to go on set and learn how to produce episodes. That is being stripped. Broadcast shows have these mini rooms that are completely divorced from production, so there’s a generation of writers who aren’t learning how to make television, and that’s really what this fight is about…”


Let’s quickly recap the events of Season 1.

In episode 8, titled WTFIOH (Who the Hell Is Owen Hendricks?), the mission to get Max to Russia continues and just when things seem to be coming to an end, complications arise. He also saw the clash of Owen’s personal and professional life.

Season 1 concludes with a big twist; Karolina shoots Max, but is she dead herself? That will undoubtedly be the pivotal question answered in Season 2.

The finale then sees Owen contacting Hannah to meet abroad, which concludes the series.

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Image: Netflix

According to Netflix, the second season will pick up last season’s cliffhanger finale that found Owen and Max captured with their lives on the line.

He RadioTimes speculates that we will see the return of Noah Centineo in a second season, as well as Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Fivel Stewart. They also predict the same as us in the sense that “Owen Hendricks would launch into another high-stakes mission, although this time he might be a little more prepared for the experience.”


We will update you on all things. the recruit as we learn more. Until then, let us know in the comments if you want to watch season 2 of the recruit on Netflix in the comments below.

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