The cop genre mixed with the thriller genre has always been an interesting mix and has produced some great content over the years. Rumor has it, this upcoming series went through a rights battle of sorts even before it had a cast or any other details to it, eventually, Netflix won this battle, and decided to come up with the spy thriller, The Recruit. This series will focus mainly on the crime genre, which serves as an umbrella for several other genres like cop, thriller, spy, drama, and sometimes with a little bit of romance sprinkled into it. Considering the lead of this series…we sure hope there will be some romance.
The Recruit was announced very recently and has garnered a lot of attention from fans all over the world. Everyone is curious to know more about The Recruit, created by Alexi Hawley, who is famously known for working on and creating similarly themed shows like ABC’s The Rookie. It will be interesting to see his vision for The Recruit on our small screens along with some very talented cast members who will be a part of it. Here’s everything you need to know about The Recruit, from the plot to the cast, and much more:
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Noah Centineo stars in The Recruit, premiering December 16 pic.twitter.com/KedUkMsbQA
What is the Plot of The Recruit?
The Recruit revolves around Owen Hendricks, who is a rookie lawyer and has been recruited by the CIA for an important task. However, is Hendricks up for the challenges that come with being a lawyer, especially with the CIA? You’d have to watch The Recruit to find out more about that. Since this is a series, there will be a bigger plot at play, and we believe that premise revolves around some major mishaps that involve Hendricks and his job. In the midst of his job, involve some dangerous international politics along with a series of threats that could crumble the CIA. All these put together make up for a delicious spy/crime thriller, and it truly is a recipe for success.
There still isn’t a lot of information on what exactly will happen in each episode, and considering the fact that The Recruit is more or less a spy thriller, it is important that they don’t reveal too much or they might risk spoiling the show for the viewers. However, by the looks of it, we know that Owen Hendricks will be put in some very dangerous and tricky situations. At the end of the day, he’s just a lawyer, can he really survive all of this?
The Cast of The Recruit
On the front and center will be the character Owen Hendricks, aka the lawyer. Now the casting for this role seems like an interesting choice since this actor has previously been known for his cute and romantic roles that make you melt and swoon. He is Netflix’s heartthrob and they have taken a chance on him, and it’s going to be exciting to see none other than Noah Centineo play the lead role of The Recruit. Of course, there will be other cast members in supporting roles, but right now, everyone’s got their eyes on Noah and how he will make the transition from romantic comedies to crime thrillers. 2022 is Noah Centineo’s year, especially after his brilliant performance as Atom Smasher in the latest DC movie, Black Adam.
Moving along to the rest of the cast, who might we add, are just as talented and good-looking as Noah Centineo. Jokes aside, the supporting cast of The Recruit has some very interesting actors and actresses, which include Aarti Mann, Laura Haddock, Vondie Curtis Hall, Daniel Quincy, Kristian Bruun, Fivel Stewart, and Colton Dunn. However, the cast doesn’t just end there, as a few more people are joining in, and as the episodes progress, we will learn more about them.
When and Where Can You Watch The Recruit?
Considering the fact that Netflix practically went through something similar to a custody battle for The Recruit since 2021, it would only make sense that the series streams exclusively on Netflix. Keep in mind, Netflix is great at acquiring rights for tv series and movies, so if you haven’t gotten your subscription renewed yet, now is the time! As for the release date, The Recruit will be available to stream on the 16th of December! Although this series might not feel like the perfect holiday-themed series, we can at least promise some snow and winter clothes!
So far, The Recruit has been confirmed as a limited series, which means this will be the only season where we see Noah Centineo fighting the bad guys. There are going to be eight episodes in total, all with a run time of one hour. Sometimes, even a limited series gets renewed for another season, so fans shouldn’t give up hope entirely!
Is There a Trailer for The Recruit?
The official trailer for The Recruit dropped recently and fans have been going crazy about it! The trailer has already crossed a million views and most comments revolve around how everyone is thrilled about seeing Noah Centineo play something other than the “perfect boyfriend.” The official trailer gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from the series, and it surely looks very challenging, especially for the lead lawyer, Owen Hendricks. It seems like the path to finishing the task at hand is going to be a lot harder than expected.
The Recruit will surely be one hell of a ride and we do not doubt it. There are some very talented actors and actresses in front of the camera, as well as some brilliant showrunners and directors behind the camera who are turning this vision into a reality. Since Netflix fought long and hard for the rights of this series, the expectations have been set fairly high and it will be interesting to see how well The Recruit will be received by the audiences and the critics. Do let us know in the comments which part of The Recruit you’re most excited about!
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