Matthew Quirk's novel The Night Agent is being adapted as a Netflix Original limited series

Netflix Original Limited Action-Thriller Series ‘The Night Agent’: What We Know

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A new, Netflix Original series is being adapted from the New York Times bestselling novel The Night Agent written by author Matthew Quirk. This will be the latest exciting project, based on a bestselling book, to be launched by the streaming channel. Read on to find out more about this exciting new project for the streamer.

Netflix Original action-thriller series The Night Agent

The showrunner will be Shawn Ryan (The Shield, S.W.A.T.) with Seth Gordon directing the first episode. Meanwhile, Gordon has been involved in projects like Atypical, For All Mankind and The Goldbergs.

Matthew Quirk's novel The Night Agent is being adapted as a Netflix Original limited series
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Meanwhile, The Night Agent is to be produced by Sony Pictures Television, while Ryan and Gordon are involved as part of their overall deals with Netflix. Also behind the political thriller series project are Project X Entertainment and Middkid Productions.

Ryan will be the showrunner for the 10-episode Netflix Original action-thriller series and will executive produce through his MiddKid Productions. He announced the development of the project in December 2020. IMDb reports that Ryan decided to adapt the novel for the screen after reading it in lockdown last year. Meanwhile, Netflix first announced that they had acquired the project back in July 2021.

What is the plot of the Netflix Original series?

The Night Agent is based on an action-thriller novel written by New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quirk. The storyline revolves around Peter, a low-ranking FBI agent, who finds himself in the center of a conspiracy. He finds the conspiracy has been years in the making. Moreover, it involves a Russian mole at the highest levels of the US government.

Meanwhile, it is up to Peter to take matters into his own hands to do the right thing. He aims to save the nation, no matter what it might cost him.

The novel is an exhilarating political thriller, reminiscent of the early novels of John Grisham and David Baldacci. Netflix’s description of The Night Agent deems it a “sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low-level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House.” Peter sits manning a phone that never rings, until the night that it does. This goes on to force him into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that “ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.”

As for the stars of the Netflix Original series, The Night Agent, a casting announcement is yet to come. However, Deadline reported in July that the limited series will have 10, hour-long episodes.

Production status and release date of The Night Agent

As for the production status of The Night Agent, as of July 2021, the series is still in the development stage. Currently, the showrunner and producers are eying a likely production start in early January 2022. Meanwhile, the release date of the Netflix Original limited series The Night Agent is currently unknown.  However, those behind the project believe the series will premiere on Netflix later in 2022.

Readers, are you excited about the upcoming Netflix Original action-thriller series? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Anne Sewell

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