Netflix’s “The Recruit,” an upcoming spy series starring “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” alum Noah Centineo, has debuted its first look images. The eight-episode show, about a young CIA lawyer named Owen Hendricks (Centineo) hoping to make a mark in his field, premieres Dec. 16.
The plot unravels as Owen’s “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.” That’s when the rookie hopeful becomes entangled in a “dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players” as he travels internationally in hopes of completing his assignment and impressing his superiors at the agency.
“It’s rare to find a fresh way into a story these days,” show creator, EP and showrunner Alexi Hawley said. “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.”
In addition to Centineo and Haddock, the series stars Fivel Stewart (“Atypical”), Vondie Curtis Hall (“Daredevil”), Kristian Bruun (“Orphan Black”), Aarti Mann (“Never Have I Ever”), Colton Dunn (“Superstore”) and newcomer Daniel Quincy Annoh. Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis and Adam Ciralsky also executive produce the eOne production.
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