Netflix’s THE RECRUIT – Official First Look Debut

Netflix’s new spy series premieres on Friday, December 16th.

Quote from THE RECRUIT Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer Alexi Hawley, as told to “It’s rare to find a fresh way into a story these days. And the spy genre is no different. From Jason Bourne to James Bond, the spy world is always seen through the eyes of a veteran operative who’s invariably the smartest (and toughest) guy in the room. But The Recruit enters the world of espionage through fresh eyes — Owen Hendricks — a twenty-four-year-old, fresh out of law school, who doesn’t even have time to figure out where the bathrooms are before he’s pulled into a high-stakes case. None of us can realistically dream of being James Bond, but all of us have had a first job — with co-workers we can’t trust, and agendas we don’t understand. Only at the CIA, those hidden agendas can get you killed.”
The Recruit. (L to R) Aarti Mann as Violet Ebner, Colton Dunn as Lester Kitchens in episode 102 of The Recruit. Cr. Philippe Bossé/Netflix © 2022

THE RECRUIT centers around Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo), a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA.

The series is executive produced by Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis and Adam Ciralsky and Alexi Hawley who also serves as Creator and Showrunner. The series also stars Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Daniel Quincy Annoh.

The Recruit. Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in episode 101 of The Recruit. Cr. Philippe Bossé/Netflix © 2022

Series Credits:

Format: Drama; 8 x 1-hour episodes

Cast / Characters: Noah Centineo, Laura Haddock, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn, Fivel Stewart, Daniel Quincy Annoh, Kristian Bruun, Vondie Curtis Hall, Byron Mann, Angel Parker, Kaylah Zander

Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer: Alexi Hawley

Executive Producers: Noah Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein and David Bartis on behalf of Hypnotic, Adam Ciralsky and Charlie Ebersol

Production Company: eOne

Directors: Doug Liman (101- 102), Alex Kalymnios (103-104), Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (105-106), Julian Holmes (107-108)

Writers: Alexi Hawley (101-103, 108), George Ghanem (103), Amelia Roper (104), Hadi Deeb (105), Niceole Levy (106), Maya Goldsmith (107)

Filmed in: Los Angeles, California, United States; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Vienna, Austria

The Recruit. (L to R) Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland, Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in episode 102 of The Recruit. Cr. Philippe Bossé/Netflix © 2022
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