Netflix has greenlit yet another series based on a bestseller novel. Emmy nominee Shawn Ryan (The Shield, S.W.A.T) will develop The Night Agent for the streamer based on the 2019 New York Times bestseller by the same name by author Matthew Quirk.
Seth Gordon will direct the first episode of the series, which will be produced by Sony Pictures Television, where Ryan and Gordon are under overall deals. Gordon has worked on such projects as For All Mankind, Atypical and The Goldbergs.
Project X Entertainment and Middkid Productions are behind the project.
Ryan will serve as showrunner of the 10-episode series, which he will executive produce via his MiddKid Productions. Ryan revealed the development of the project back in December 2020.
Netflix first announced that it had acquired the project in July 2021.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s The Night Agent:
What’s the plot of The Night Agent?
The Night Agent is an action-thriller centered around Peter, a low-ranking FBI agent whose finds himself at the heart of a conspiracy years in the making, involving a Russian mole at the highest levels of the government. To save the nation, Peter must take the rules into his own hands and do the right thing, no matter the cost.
Per the logline, Netflix’s The Night Agent, based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quirk, is a “sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low-level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.”
Who is cast in The Night Agent?
The main two cast members were first announced back in November 2021.
Gabriel Basso (known for Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy) will play the lead role of Peter Sutherland who works in the basement of the White House who gets wrapped in the conspiracy after a call from Rose Larkin.
Luciane Buchanan (known for Netflix’s Sweet Tooth) will be playing the role of Rose Larkin described as a tech whiz who made her mark in Silicon Valley before flaming out. After moving back to her auntie and uncle’s house for refuge. They’re not who she first thought they are however with them rousing her and sending her away armed with a note that leads her down a conspiracy.
The remainder of the cast was exclusively revealed by Deadline in early February 2022.
Hong Chau (Downsizing) will play Diane Farr who is the President’s Chief of Staff and is described as calculated and a political animal. Will end up being one of Peter and Rose’s most trusted operatives within the White House.
Sarah Desjardins (Riverdale) will play Maddie Redfield who is the daughter of the Vice Present who is studying abroad in Rome but resents her parents.
Fola Evans-Akingbola (Call My Agent) is on board to play Chelsea Arrington who serves as the head of the secret service members in Rome.
Eve Harlow (Trigger Point and The 100) will play Ellen described as Dale’s boisterous partner and an unpredictable killer.
Enrique Murciano (known for Netflix’s Bloodline) will play Ben Almora one of the main secret service agents in the series. Described as having a key connection between the events in D.C and the events in Rome.
Phoenix Raei (known for Netflix’s Clickbait) will play Dale described as a quiet European is the partner to Ellen (listed above).
DB Woodside (known for Netflix’s Lucifer) will play Erik Monks a long-serving secret serviceman who returns back to the fold with a point to prove.
How many episodes will be in The Night Agent?
Netflix’s The Night Agent has been confirmed via Deadline to have 10 hour-long episodes.
What’s the production status of The Night Agent?
As of July 2021, Netflix’s The Night Agent is at its development stage as the scripts are still being written.
Production was at one point due to start in January 2022 however that seemingly has been pushed back according to new filming data.
According to Variety Insight, the limited series is now due to begin filming on February 14th, 2022. The Night Agent is then scheduled to be in production for 5 months with the current wrap date expected to be on June 8th, 2022.
The show is set to film in Vancouver, Canada (which is presumably where the Rome shots are being filmed) and Washington D.C. in the United States.
What’s the Netflix release date of The Night Agent?
Netflix hasn’t announced the release date for The Night Agent as of yet, but it is supposedly aiming for a 2022 release. With the filming dates outlined above, it seems unlikely that a 2022 release can be achieved with a more realistic expectation being that it arrives in 2023.