Netflix’s “The Night Agent” Gets Quick Season 2 Renewal

The Night Agent, Netflix's latest entre into the thriller genre, will be back. Based on the popular novel by Matthew Quirk, the show premiered in March to massive viewership. It was so wildly popular, the notoriously cancel-happy streamer gave it a nearly instant renewal for a second season.

The show hails from Sony Television and creator Shawn Ryan, who's no stranger to having shows cut down in their prime. While The Shield was a major success that won Emmys and ran for seven seasons, cop drama The Chicago Code and naval thriller Last Resort only lasted a season. But this is easily his most watched show by a wide margin, topping Netflix's top 10 English-language shows. A press release claims it boasted the third-best viewership for the premiere week of a debut show.

Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for Season 2, but like Season 1 it will contain 10 episodes. Star Gabriel Basso will return to uncover more massive conspiracies.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.