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The Recruit season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

Noah Centineo's Netflix series took the world by storm in 2022, and it's coming back. So here's what we know already about The Recruit season 2 release date.

The Recruit season 2 release date

When is The Recruit season 2 release date? Noah Centineo is best known for the rom-coms To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and its sequels, but his 2022 TV series The Recruit took him in a totally new direction.

In The Recruit, Centineo plays Owen Hendricks, who’s a fresh-faced graduate starting a new job at the CIA. His dream of a cushy desk job is quickly flipped on its head, however, when he encounters Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), who’s trying to expose the agency’s corruption. A plot going right to the top? That’s what we like to see from the best TV series.

Netflix viewers loved Owen’s adventures in one of the best thriller series on the platform, but let’s be honest, there are only eight episodes so far, and that’s just not enough. So here is everything we know about The Recruit season 2 release date and the future of what could become one of the best Netflix series.

The Recruit season 2 release date speculation

The Recruit was officially renewed for a second season on January 2023, and we expect Owen to be back on our screens by spring 2024. 

The show’s creator, Alexi Hawley, commented on the good news during the streamer’s TUDUM event in 2023, saying he couldn’t wait for a return to this action-packed world.

Hawley also promised that they would be going all the way “up to 11” in the new season, which is always promising when it comes to on-screen action. Centineo better get his training regime into full steam ahead mode.

The Recruit season 2 release date: Owen sitting at a desk while wearing a suit

Who’s in The Recruit season 2 cast?

Despite the first season’s cliffhanger, Netflix has guaranteed that Noah Centineo will return as the leading character, Owen Hendricks.

Along with Owen, Fivel Stewart is expected to reprise her role as Hannah, Colton Dunn as Lester, and Aarti Mann will be back in the show as Violet.

Currently, there is still a big question mark regarding the return of Laura Haddock as Max Meladze. In season 1, we saw Max being either killed or at least harmed by her daughter Karolina. Whether she survives is still up in the air, but we are praying that Max returns.

Here is the possible The Recruit season 2 cast list:

  • Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks
  • Fivel Stewart as Hannah
  • Aarti Mann as Violet
  • Colton Dunn as Lester
  • Daniel Quincy Annoh as Terence
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland
  • Madelaine Hasson as Karolina

The Recruit season 2 release date: Max and Owen

What will happen in The Recruit season 2?

Warning spoilers ahead! Thanks to The Recruit season 1’s massive cliffhanger, we know that The Recruit season 2 plot will follow on from Owen being kidnapped by Max’s daughter.

So while Owen was pretty much set on leaving his gig with the CIA, it doesn’t seem like he will be off the field any time soon – and just like in season 1, we doubt that he will be doing much lawyering either. When it comes to Max, season 1 saw her being harmed by her daughter – however, we are pretty sure that she will survive (fingers crossed).

Either way, thanks to Max’s situation, we will definitely get to learn more about Karolina, her daughter – who was thought to be dead before the big reveal. We still need to know the reasons why Max thought her daughter died, and why Karolina is so hell-bent on killing her very own mom. We need answers, and The Recruit season 2 plot is lined up to offer all the essential intel.

The Recruit season 2 will also probably have more romance brewing between Owen and Hannah. Despite being exes, the two have constantly shown how feelings are lingering, and we’re confident that the chemistry will continue to kick off, especially as Hannah’s life becomes more at risk by association in the future.

The Recruit season 2 release date - Nathan Fillion

Is there a trailer for The Recruit season 2?

We don’t have a trailer for The Recruit season 2 trailer yet, and we’ll have to wait until the show has finished production.

While we wait for a look at the new season, we had a lot of fun watching Centineo and his co-stars see how they would fare with some real legal questions.

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Where can I watch The Recruit season 2?

The Recruit season 2 will be exclusive to Netflix, just like the first season. The show was a hit, so Netflix isn’t letting go of it for now. You can already catch up with what you’ve missed in the first season, or even go back and watch it all again.

How many episodes are in The Recruit season 2?

We expect The Recruit season 2 to run for eight episodes, just like the first season did. Netflix is unlikely to mess with the winning formula, unless Hawley has a story that really needs to run for longer and can convince the streamer to pay out.

The Recruit season 2 release date - Angel Parker and Noah Centineo

Keep your eyes on this guide as we update you on any new developments. Or for more of what’s new on Netflix, find out about the one Virgin River season 5 mystery that stumps everyone and read our The Fall of the House of Usher review.

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