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Will there be a season two of The Night Agent?

The showrunner has opened up about the future of the Netflix series

Luciane Buchanan and Gabrial Basso in The Night Agent

The Night Agent is Netflix's latest TV offering and the political thriller has clearly gone down a treat with fans as it's now sitting comfortably in the number one spot of trending shows.

The series, which is based on the novel by Matthew Quirk, follows Washington DC-based FBI Agent Peter Sutherland, played by Gabriel Basso, and his determination to prevent the White House from being infiltrated by a corrupt plot at the hands of a mole on the inside.

If you're yet to tune in, check out the video below to see the full-length trailer and get a glimpse of what the spy-thriller has in store.

WATCH: Official trailer for The Night Agent on Netflix

The Night Agent has been branded "binge-worthy" and "gripping" by fans – some of whom have said it's the best show Netflix has produced for a while. Unsurprisingly, therefore, many are wondering if a second series will be appearing on the streaming site anytime soon. So is it happening? Here's what we know...

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Will there be a series two of The Night Agent?

Yes! Netflix has officially confirmed that The Night Agent will return for a second season. The exciting news was shared on the streaming giant's official social media pages. On Twitter, a teaser clip was posted along with the caption: "Mission Accepted: The Night Agent Season 2. Coming 2024." Yay!

Fans were naturally thrilled with the announcement. One person wrote underneath: "One of the best Netflix originals on top there with the Ozark! I’m excited about this!" Another added: "YES!" As a third said: "My wish granted overnight!"

Hong Chau as Diane Farr in The Night Agent© NETFLIX
The Night Agent is trending on Netflix

What has the creator said about The Night Agent season two?

Now that new episodes are definitely happening, viewers will be beginning to wonder what the second series will have in store. Luckily for fans, the future plot is something that is already on showrunner Shawn Ryan's mind.

The first season, as mentioned, was lifted from Matthew Quirk's novel of the same name but there is no further material written by the author to form a basis for season two. This means that future seasons would need to be based on new scripts.

Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in The Night Agent© DAN POWER/NETFLIX
The showrunner has opened up about the prospect of season two

Before the news was confirmed, he told Deadline that, if season two were to happen, it would look "completely different" from the first. "The initial pitch for this show that we sold to Netflix was that each season would tell its own, mostly self-enclosed, a beginning, middle and end story," he explained.

"If we are successful enough that Netflix wants more seasons, I think there'd be a whole new world in which you would see a limited number of characters from this current season going into that. But that's something that I'd have to sit down with the writers and have it all figured out."

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