Noah Centineo is back on Netflix, albeit in a completely different manner, following the release of “Black Adam.” The “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star is featured in the first trailer for the upcoming spy series “The Recruit,” which will premiere on Netflix next month.
Alexi Hawley, best known as the creator of the ABC cop procedural “The Rookie” and its spinoff “The Rookie: Feds” and as a writer for the crime procedural “Castle,” created the series. Similar to “The Rookie,” “Recruit” centers on an extremely new member of a famous organization, in this instance the CIA.
Centineo plays young lawyer Owen Hendricks who gets a job at the agency and is immediately assigned to work with agency asset Max Meladze after only two days on the job (Laura Haddock). Meladze, a troubled ex-CIA agent, has threatened to disclose the organization’s wrongdoing unless she is cleared of wrongdoing.
Owen, eager to make a name for himself, dives headfirst into the task, only to find himself on the run from multiple powerful political factions around the world.
The teaser teases a combination of action and comedy, with Owen’s honest and clueless attitude contrasting with the deadly situations he finds himself in. Along with being kidnapped and questioned by authorities, he also vomits in a car and orders a White Claw during a cocktail party.
A character tells Owen in the preview, “I believe it’s unhealthy that you feel the need to jump into the deep end, to prove yourself over and over again.” “I think it’s ambitious,” Centineo says in response.
Other than Centineo, “The Recruit” also stars Aarti Mann, Daniel Quincy Annoh, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kristian Bruun, Laura Haddock, Colton Dunn, Fivel Stewart, Byron Mann, Angel Parker, and Kaylah Zande as Owen’s CIA coworkers turned adversaries.
The show is executive produced by Centineo and Hawley, as well as Adam Ciralsky, Charlie Ebersol, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, and David Bartis for Hypnotic, and eOne produces it for Netflix.
On December 16th, “The Recruit” will make its debut on Netflix. The series’ full trailer is shown below.