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Season 2 of ‘The Recruit’: Netflix renewal status and what to expect

The Recruit – Picture: Netflix

Netflix’s new political crime thriller the recruit It is already available worldwide and is preparing a second season, but will it succeed? We’ll take a look at the reviews and performance of the show, as well as see what we can expect from Season 2.

Starring Noah Centineo, the new series sees him play the role of Owen Hendricks, a lawyer who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy plot involving the CIA.

All eight episodes landed on Netflix on December 16, 2022.

The show has a terrific pedigree, with Alexi Hawley serving as the show’s creator. Hawley is best known for creating hits for network television, including Castle, The noob, Monitoring, Y test body.


Has Netflix renewed The Recruit for a season 2?

Official renewal status: Earring
Our current renewal prediction: probable renewal

It’s still a bit early to tell whether or not the show will return for a season 2, but we’ve heard from production sources in Canada that they are currently planning to move forward with a season 2.

Netflix has yet to officially renew or comment.

As you may know, Netflix doesn’t publicly announce the criteria on which its series are renewed or cancelled, but there is plenty of evidence on which metrics help renewal options.

If you’re enjoying the show and want to renew it, your best chance of that happening is to watch it through to the end and then encourage others to do the same.

Have any of the cast or crew talked about season 2 so far? Alexi Crawley has hinted that talks have taken place, or at least a plan is in place.

in a collider interviewHawley spoke about his attitude going into season 1 about future iterations, saying:

“I know things about where I would like to take it and where I would like to go with it. I mean, obviously, you expect success, but as you can see with that ending, I didn’t plan for failure because I feel like in this day and age you just have to be bold, you have to be dramatic, at the expense. from everything else. And you can’t worry about Season 2, Season 3, or beyond. You have to say, «What is the best version of this story right now?» And trust that people will come to it. And then you’ll have another chance.»

the recruit season 1 performance netflix

Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland, Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks – Cr. Philippe Bossé/Netflix © 2022

how good it is the recruit been received?

Let’s break down the show’s review scores so far (correct as of December 19, 2022):

  • IMDb User Score: 7.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 75%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 87%
  • Metacritic: 60/100

It’s fair to say that the reviews for The Recruit have exceeded expectations (at least the ones I personally had) in that it’s attracting the same kind of audience that made Crawley’s network shows popular.

recruit review scores

Recruit Scores Review


that’s good the recruit acting on netflix?

We don’t have a full picture on the recruit at the moment, but we will be looking at various sources to find out how well the program is developing.

Let’s first look at the hourly data released by Netflix so far.

So far in its first two weeks, the show has racked up 147.89 million hours between December 11-25:

week period Hours seen (M) Range Week in the Top 10
December 11, 2022 to December 18, 2022 52,300,000 3 1
December 18, 2022 to December 25, 2022 95,590,000 (+83%) 3 2

Weeks 2 and 3 are going to be critical, so despite an 83% rise, we’ll keep an eye on week 3. If it’s more than a 60% drop, it’s almost certainly going to shut down.

audience numbers netflix top 10 for the recruit

If we compare it with other shows so far, it ranks below The Lincoln Lawyer (another drama that got renewed) and two other big hits for Netflix in 2022 in The vigilant Y The Sandman.

Looking at CVEs (Complete Viewing Equivalents): We can see how well the show did in its opening weekend compared to other debuts in 2022. Any bars below in red mean they were ultimately canceled and renewed in green.

the recruit vs. others debut weekends for netflix in 2022

Netflix has yet to release any official viewing hour statistics for the show. Your first chance to post numbers will be December 20, 2022.

FlixPatrol datawhich analyzes the raw Netflix Top 10 every day, suggests the show peaked in its first three days in the top 10 globally, but has held up well since the festive period.

The data so far shows that the program is performing better in the United States, Europe, the Nordic countries, Canada, and Australia.

flixpatrol recruit data

FlixPatrol The Recruit Data for December 31

According to televisionstats.com, the show had a huge rise after its addition to Netflix, coming out of nowhere in the lead up to its release. So far, the show has peaked as the fourth biggest show in the world, according to their data.

They pull data from external sources (also known as demand sources) like Twitter, Wikipedia, Google, and Reddit.

The only shows more popular than The Recruit at the time of publication are the white lotus in hbo, Wednesday on netflix, 1923 on Paramount+, and yellow stone at Paramount Networks.

television statistics recruits com


what to expect from the recruit season 2

Let’s quickly recap the events of Season 1.

In episode 8, titled WTFIOH (Who the Hell Is Owen Hendricks?), the mission to get Max to Russia continues and just when things seem to be coming to an end, complications arise. He also saw the clash of Owen’s personal and professional life.

Season 1 concludes with a big twist; Karolina shoots Max but is she dead? That will undoubtedly be the pivotal question answered in Season 2.

The finale then sees Owen reaching out to Hannah to meet abroad, which concludes the series.

The RadioTimes speculates that we will see the return of Noah Centineo in a second season, as well as Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Fivel Stewart. They also predict the same as us in the sense that «Owen Hendricks would launch into another high-stakes mission, although this time he might be a little more prepared for the experience.»


We will update you on all things. the recruit as we learn more. Until then, let us know in the comments if you’d like to see a season 2 of the recruit on Netflix in the comments below.