'The Recruit' Ends on a Massive Cliffhanger — Will It Return for Season 2?

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jan. 31 2023, Updated 3:57 p.m. ET

Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in 'The Recruit'
Source: Netflix

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 1 of The Recruit.

Noah Centineo (the heartthrob from Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before series) stars in the thrilling spy-adventure series The Recruit. The 26-year-old actor plays Owen Hendricks, a rookie CIA lawyer whose life is turned upside down days into his new job.

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After he stumbles upon a threatening letter, known as "graymail," from former asset Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), Owen finds himself entangled in dangerous international conflicts. So, does Owen manage to complete his assignment and make a name for himself at the CIA? You'll have to tune in to find out!

The series recently premiered on Netflix on December 16, 2022, but fans are already begging for more. With that said, will there be a Season 2 of The Recruit? Here's everything we know so far.

Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland in 'The Recruit'
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Will there be a Season 2 of 'The Recruit'?

Netflix has officially greenlit The Recruit for season 2. Noah told Tudum, "I know I speak for our entire cast and executive team at eOne and Netflix when I say that we’re thrilled to be returning to The Recruit for a second season."

A release date has yet to be announced — and while narrative details remain unknown — the second season will have to explain some twists and tie up some loose ends that left viewers begging for more at the end of season 1.

How does Season 1 of 'The Recruit' end? (SPOILERS)

In the final episode, Owen and Max make their way to Prague so the latter can complete one more mission before she can go back home to Belarus. While she meets with a higher-up in the Russian mob, a shootout takes place outside between the CIA and an unknown gang of Russians.

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Laura Haddock as Max Meladze in 'The Recruit'
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Owen eventually runs out into the field to help, where he spots Marta (the girl from the bar in Episode 7). She starts shooting at him, but he manages to get away and save Max. Owen and Max flee the area, but before they can get too far, Owen becomes sick and goes into shock. Why? Oh, we almost forgot to mention that he killed someone.

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After some time, Owen ditches Max, telling her he's done with her and the CIA. He quickly calls Hannah, his ex-girlfriend-turned-roommate, and the two plan to meet in Prague and go home together. Unfortunately, things don't work out in their favor because right as Owen is about to reach Hannah, a black car emerges and kidnaps him.

Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks in 'The Recruit'
Source: Netflix

He wakes in a dingy room and sees Max; he asks her where they are, but before she can answer, Marta appears ... only she's not Marta, she's actually Max's daughter Karolina. She shoots an already wounded Max before turning her attention to Owen and asking why he's running around with her. The episode ends there, and we're left with more questions than answers.

The Recruit is now streaming on Netflix.

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