|The Night Agent|
|Created by||Shawn Ryan|
|Based on||The Night Agent|
by Matthew Quirk
|Music by||Robert Duncan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45–56 minutes|
|Original release||March 23, 2023 –|
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. It emerged as the third-most-viewed debuting series on Netflix, and within a week it was renewed for a second season.
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.
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. 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. The series was released on Netflix on March 23, 2023. On March 29, 2023, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
On November 22, 2021, Gabriel Basso and Luciane Buchanan were cast in the series. 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. On February 24, 2023, Kari Matchett joined the cast in a recurring role.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"The Call"||Seth Gordon||Teleplay by : Shawn Ryan||March 23, 2023|
|2||"Redial"||Seth Gordon||Shawn Ryan||March 23, 2023|
|3||"The Zookeeper"||Guy Ferland||Munis Rashid & Shawn Ryan||March 23, 2023|
|4||"Eyes Only"||Ramaa Mosley||Seth Fisher||March 23, 2023|
|5||"The Marionette"||Guy Ferland||Corey Deshon||March 23, 2023|
|6||"Fathoms"||Ramaa Mosley||Imogen Browder||March 23, 2023|
|7||"Best Served Cold"||Adam Arkin||Tiffany Shaw Ho||March 23, 2023|
|8||"Redux"||Adam Arkin||Rachel Wolf||March 23, 2023|
|9||"The Devil We Know"||Millicent Shelton||Munis Rashid||March 23, 2023|
|10||"Fathers"||Millicent Shelton||Seth Fisher||March 23, 2023|
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." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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."
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."
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.
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