The Night Agent

The Night Agent
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Created byShawn Ryan
Based onThe Night Agent
by Matthew Quirk
Music byRobert Duncan
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • James Dodson
  • Nick Bradley
  • David Hennings
  • François Dagenais
  • Michael Wale
  • Simon Chapman
  • Peter Elliot
  • Lilly Urban
  • Natasha Gjurokovic
  • Anthony Pinker
Running time45–56 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23) –
present (present)

The Night Agent is an American action thriller television series created by Shawn Ryan based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quirk. Starring Gabriel Basso in the title role, the series premiered on Netflix on March 23, 2023.[1] It emerged as the third-most-viewed debuting series on Netflix, and within a week it was renewed for a second season.[2]


FBI Agent Peter Sutherland is thrown into a vast conspiracy about a mole at the highest levels of the United States government. To save the nation, Peter plunges into a desperate hunt for the traitor, while working with the terrorized ex-CEO Rose Larkin and protecting her from the people who murdered her aunt and uncle.[3]

Cast and characters


  • Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland, an FBI agent who works at the White House as a Night Action telephone operator
  • Luciane Buchanan as Rose Larkin, a young cybersecurity entrepreneur and the niece of two Night Action agents
  • Fola Evans-Akingbola as Chelsea Arrington, an ambitious U.S. Secret Service agent who leads Maddie's protective detail
  • Sarah Desjardins as Maddie Redfield, the daughter of the Vice President
  • Eve Harlow as Ellen, an unpredictable assassin
  • Phoenix Raei as Dale, a professional hitman and Ellen's partner
  • Enrique Murciano as Ben Almora, the director of the Secret Service
  • D. B. Woodside as Erik Monks, a veteran U.S. Secret Service agent newly assigned to Maddie
  • Hong Chau as Diane Farr, the White House chief of staff


  • Andre Anthony as Matteo/Colin
  • Christopher Shyer as Vice President Redfield, the Vice President of the United States
  • Toby Levins as Briggs, the U.S. Secret Service agent who is part of Redfield's detail team
  • Ben Cotton as Wick, the CEO of a government contractor Turn Lake Industries who hired Ellen and Dale to kill people
  • Kari Matchett as President Travers, the President of the United States



On December 24, 2020, it was revealed that Sony Pictures Television is set to produce the TV series adaptation of Matthew Quirk's novel The Night Agent, with Shawn Ryan set to write the series.[4] On July 21, 2021, the series was acquired by Netflix, with Seth Gordon set to direct the pilot and produce the 10 episode series with Ryan, Marney Hochman, Julia Gunn, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, Nicole Tossou, and David Beaubaire.[5] The series was released on Netflix on March 23, 2023.[1] On March 29, 2023, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[2]


On November 22, 2021, Gabriel Basso and Luciane Buchanan were cast in the series.[3] On February 1, 2022, Hong Chau, D. B. Woodside, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Eve Harlow, Phoenix Raei, Enrique Murciano, and Sarah Desjardins joined the cast as series regulars.[6] On February 24, 2023, Kari Matchett joined the cast in a recurring role.[7]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Call"Seth GordonTeleplay by : Shawn RyanMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
2"Redial"Seth GordonShawn RyanMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
3"The Zookeeper"Guy FerlandMunis Rashid & Shawn RyanMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
4"Eyes Only"Ramaa MosleySeth FisherMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
5"The Marionette"Guy FerlandCorey DeshonMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
6"Fathoms"Ramaa MosleyImogen BrowderMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
7"Best Served Cold"Adam ArkinTiffany Shaw HoMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
8"Redux"Adam ArkinRachel WolfMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
9"The Devil We Know"Millicent SheltonMunis RashidMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)
10"Fathers"Millicent SheltonSeth FisherMarch 23, 2023 (2023-03-23)


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10, based on 19 critic reviews. "The website's critics consensus reads, "Bingeable as a beach read and just as forgettable, The Night Agent is a routine spy thriller told with commendable bravado."[8] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]

Comparing The Night Agent and Rabbit Hole in the New York Times, Mike Hale writes: "The two new shows are ... cheerfully, maddeningly implausible. Night Agent is on more of a meat-and-potatoes level... but it strings the viewer along in sufficiently teasing fashion to carry hard-core fans of the genre through its 10 episodes."[10]

Lucy Mangan of The Guardian gave the show 4 out of 5 stars, writing: "It is propulsive, slicker-than-slick fun, with every hairpin turn perfectly negotiated. There are fine performances—especially from Basso, who is getting two or three notes out of what could easily have been a one-note part."[11]

According to Netflix, the series had 168.71 million hours of worldwide views over its first four days, the third-highest for a debuting series.[12]


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  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 29, 2023). "'The Night Agent' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Hailu, Selome (November 22, 2021). "Gabriel Basso and Luciane Buchanan To Lead 'The Night Agent' Series at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 24, 2020). "'The Night Agent' Political Thriller Drama Based On Book In Works From Shawn Ryan". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 21, 2021). "'The Night Agent' Political Thriller Series From Shawn Ryan Ordered By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2022). "'The Night Agent': Hong Chau, DB Woodside, Sarah Desjardins & Enrique Murciano Among 7 Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (February 24, 2023). "Kari Matchett Joins Netflix's 'The Night Agent'; Lauren Glazier Boards Marvel/Disney+'s 'Wonder Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 24, 2023.
  8. ^ "The Night Agent: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 30, 2023.
  9. ^ "The Night Agent: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 26, 2023.
  10. ^ Hale, Mike (March 24, 2023). "In the Long, Paranoid Shadow of 24". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  11. ^ Mangan, Lucy (March 23, 2023). "The Night Agent review – this twisty political thriller is slicker than slick". The Guardian. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  12. ^ Porter, Rick (March 28, 2023). "'The Night Agent' Opens Big for Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 29, 2023.

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