The Recruit: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

‘The Recruit’ is an upcoming thriller drama series that follows Owen Hendricks, a CIA lawyer who gets embroiled in a large conspiracy within the first week of his new job. 

Release date

The show will stream on Netflix from December 16.

Cast and creators

  • Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks
  • Laura Haddock as Max Meladze
  • Aarti Mann
  • Colton Dunn
  • Fivel Stewart
  • Daniel Quincy Annoh
  • Kristian Bruun
  • Vondie Curtis Hall
  • Byron Mann
  • Angel Parker
  • Kaylah Zander

Directors: Doug Liman, Alex Kalymnios, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Julian Holmes

Writers: Alexi Hawley, George Ghanem, Amelia Roper, Hadi Deeb, Niceole Levy, Maya Goldsmith

Official synopsis

“The Recruit centers around Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo), a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime.

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“Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA.”

Other details

Centineo is known for starring in all three films of the popular Netflix rom-com franchise ‘To All the Boys’.


Owen Hendricks is a new recruit, but little does he know that he is about to be thrown headfirst into a battle between the CIA and their former asset.

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