Felix Solis, Brooke Smith, Omar Maskati, Alana Hawley Purvis, Devika Bhise, James Purefoy, Do Hyun Shin, Young-Ah Kim, and Sanghee Lee have joined the cast of Netflix’s “The Recruit” for Season 2, which is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada. The streamer also announced that filming will additionally take place in Seoul, South Korea.
Solis (“Ozark”), who’s joined among the cast by his “The Rookie: Feds” castmate Bhise, plays Tom Wallace, a senior diplomat in the State Department tasked with bringing American hostages home, he will talk to anyone to get our people back – even the worst of America’s enemies. Bhise plays Juno Marsh, an eager CIA Counter Espionage Group officer whose buttoned-up persona masks a bit of a wild side.
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Maskati (“Unbelievable”) plays Jae King, a jet-setting rich kid with a charming and affable personality.
Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy”) plays Marcy Potter, a seasoned and serious CIA Counter Espionage Group officer leading a crucial investigation.
Kim (“Juvenile Justice”) plays Grace, a savvy senior intelligence officer and single mother who is under increasing pressure to discover what the CIA is up to in her country.
Purefoy (“The Following”) plays Oliver Bonner Jones, a charming, rich British businessman who lives in a world between legal and illegal.
Hyun Shin (“Hospital Playlist”) plays Yoo Jin Lee, a free-spirited young woman with a childhood connection to Owen. Lee (“All of Us Are Dead”) plays Nan Hee, a passionate and nurturing Korean aide worker with a sly sense of humor.
Hawley Purvis (“Supergirl”) plays Amanda Fern, a stern and by-the-book CIA Station Chief in Seoul who’s resistant to taking any instruction from a CIA operative.
They join previously announced star Teo Yoo (“Past Lives”), who’ll portray JANG KYUN. The character is described as “a clever and driven South Korean NIS agent, highly skilled with a subversive sense of humor and willing to go to any lengths to protect those he cares about.”
Returning cast includes Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks, Aarti Mann as Violet, Colton Dunn as Lester, Fivel Stewart as Hannah, Kristian Bruun as Janus, Kaylah Zander as Amelia, Maddie Hasson as Nichka, Angel Parker as Dawn and Vondie Curtis-Hall as Nyland.
Zander, Hasson and Parker were recurring cast members last season and have notably been upped to series regulars for Season 2.
Daniel Quincy Annoh as Terence, Jesse Collin as Dodge and Nathan Fillion as CIA Director Alton West make up this season’s recurring cast.
Netflix renewed the show for a second season last January, which came as no surprise considering the series recorded 52.3 million hours in its first three days of availability on the streamer in December 2022, according to Netflix’s Top 10 rankings.
Season 2 of ‘The Recruit’ “finds CIA Lawyer Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo) pulled into a life-threatening espionage situation in South Korea, only to realize that the bigger threat just might be coming from inside the Agency,” reads the logline.
Along with creator, Alexi Hawley, who also serves as showrunner, Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Adam Ciralsky, Charlie Ebersol, Julian Holmes are also executive producers. The series is backed by Lionsgate Television.
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