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The Recruit- Review

Lizzy reviews Netflix Series, The Recruit

A rookie lawyer is all anyone thought of him and yet, Owen Hendricks seems to stumble into the dangerous world that would be that of the CIA. The Netflix series, The Recruit, follows the events since his arrival that show to be nothing but threats against his life, and he seems to be the only one who can manage it in his own weird way. When a former asset threatens him and the agency to leak information that could expose their political secrets and scandals, he has to abide by her every wish which results in a disaster of events that he will now have to deal with. This suspenseful series proved to be one where you're unable to shift your eyes from the screen. It is one that was made with intricacy but yet, comprises characters that will eviscerate anyone that will get in the way of getting what they want, and that is truly a phenomenon.


On December 16, 2022, The Recruit debuted on Netflix. It quickly became a hit with viewers thanks to its charismatic lead actor, endearing ensemble, and entertaining plot. This series will have your stomach gnawing at you and will have you writhing in your seat from the utter suspense. This series immediately hit top 10 and was #1 until its spot was replaced by Emily in Paris. A lot of film critics believed this to be a show that was going to be renewed for a second season despite the protagonist being a male and this being an adult drama rather than YA, like Wednesday. And as it turns out, they were right. The series renewal is undoubtedly a good announcement in the trend of fan-favorite show cancellations, especially after that Season 1 cliffhanger conclusion.


The forthcoming season is anticipated to continue where the previous one left off. It is easy to see why the show spent five weeks on the Netflix TV Global Top 10 (English), and also reached the Top 10 in 88 countries. In relation to the series renewal, showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley told Netflix's Tudum: “I'm thrilled to dive back into the fun, funny, action-packed world of The Recruit. Seeing how invested our audience became in the show’s adventurous take on the spy world and Noah’s turn as Owen has been incredibly rewarding, and I can’t wait to turn it all up to “11” in Season Two.”


Noah Centineo, the lead actor and producer, also spoke with Tudum and expressed his contentment about the renewal. "I know I speak for our entire cast and executive team at eOne and Netflix when I say that we are thrilled to be returning to The Recruit for a second season. I’m looking forward to seeing what Alexi Hawley has in store for us all.” It will be interesting to see where Hawley and the team take the plot now that Season 2 has been confirmed, especially since the Season 1 finale featured the beginnings of a totally new and wild story. There was undeniable assurance that the second season would be eagerly anticipated by leaving viewers with more questions than answers.



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