The CIA limited series starring Noah Centineo, now titled The Recruit, will make its Netflix premiere in December 2022. In April 2021, Netflix won a competitive bidding war to purchase the series. Although it was known as an espionage drama at the time, the show had no official name.
Alexi Hawley, known for developing such shows as the police drama The Rookie and State of Affairs and having worked on Castle and The Following, is the creator of the new series.
Doug Liman will be the director, while Hawley will write and oversee the show. The Bourne Identity, with Matt Damon, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, featuring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise are just a few of Liman’s notable productions.
Along with Doug Liman, Gene Klein, and David Bartis, Centineo and Hawley are executive producers of Hypnotic. Graymail, which refers to the threat of revealing state secrets in order to influence court processes, served as the project’s working name. The rest of what we know about Graymail is as follows:
What’s the plot of The Recruit ?
The following is the official plot summary:
With a former asset threatening to reveal the nature of her close relationship with the CIA unless they clear her of a serious crime, Centineo, who portrays a young lawyer working for the agency, becomes embroiled in hazardous international power intrigues.
Who has been cast in the series?
Noah Centineo will play the primary role of a young lawyer who becomes involved in a risky CIA case. Centineo is most known for his work in the To All the Boys flicks, the Charlie’s Angels reboot, and The Fosters, and he’ll be playing Atom Smasher with Dwayne Johnson in the next DCEU feature Black Adam. Netflix revealed the rest of the cast members for the upcoming series in November 2021:
Aarti Mann (Never Have I Ever, The Big Bang Theory) as Violet
Daniel Quincy Annoh (Americanah, Bus Stop) as Terence
Vondie Curtis Hall (Harriet, For The People) as Walter Nyland
Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black, Ready or Not) as Janus Ferber
Laura Haddock (White Lines, The Capture) as Max
Colton Dunn (Superstore, Blockers) as Lester
Fivel Stewart (Umma, Atypical) as Hannah
Byron Mann as Xander
Angel Parker as Dawn
Linus Roache as Senator Smoot
Kaylah Zander as Amelia
When will The Recruit be released?
According to Production Weekly, the next limited series is in active development at Netflix as of July 2021, with a production start date of October 2021 in Montreal, Canada. The production period then lasted from October 25th, 2021 until March 28th, 2022. It was shot in a variety of locations, including Montreal, Quebec, and Los Angeles, California.
Netflix stated at Netflix Tudum 2022 that the series will release globally on December 16th, 2022, accompanied with a first-look image. Deadline has reported that the limited series would have eight hour-long episodes.