Available today on Netflix, action spy series “The Night Agent” follows an FBI agent caught in the middle of a massive conspiracy.
What is it about ?
Based on Matthew Quirk’s novel, The Night Agent is a sophisticated character-driven action thriller. A junior FBI agent working in the White House basement is in charge of a phone that never rings…until one night that changes everything. Suddenly projected into a panting and dangerous plot, he will climb to the highest spheres, to the Oval Office.
The Night Agent, a series created by Shawn Ryan with Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Hong Chau, DB Woodside…
After the huge success of The Recruit (with Noah Centineo) which was quickly renewed for a second season, Netflix is launching today a new spy series, The Night Agent, which more or less follows the same recipe.
This time, this creation by Shawn Ryan – to whom we owe The Shield but who is signing a much more mainstream series here – focuses on Peter Sutherland (Gabriel Basso), an FBI agent who finds himself involved in a vast conspiracy .
Assigned at night to a phone that is supposed to never ring, Peter is on duty the night the phone rings. On the other end of the line, he has a young woman in distress, Rose Larkin (Luciane Buchanan). Her aunt and uncle have just been murdered by professional killers and she calls this ultra confidential line according to the order they gave her.
Rose gets out of it and the chief of staff of the president of the United States, Diane Farr (Hong Chau), entrusts Peter with the protection of the young woman. This is the beginning of a hellish race where Rose and Peter must both escape the two killers who are on their heels and find who is the mole within the White House and who therefore presents a threat to national security. .
Between its young and attractive cast and the writing efficiency of Shawn Ryan, the streaming giant has put in place the perfect recipe for producing an addictive series, with its share of action and twists. A recipe that is almost always a great success with its subscribers.
If the first minutes are singularly reminiscent of Bodyguard (see the extract above), The Night Agent quickly moves away from the British model. The series seeks less verisimilitude than efficiency and the immediate satisfaction of the viewer, all at a frantic pace.
The first season is in 10 episodes packaged in 45 minutes on average, delivered at once.