The Night Agent (S1/2023) Series: Intriguing Political Thriller

The Night Agent series is an intriguing political thriller. This political conspiracy drama involves a powerful set of political players – who have access to the White House.

This series is based on Matthew Quirk‘s novel titled ‘The Night Agent’. Although, it is worth noting that its screen adaptation is slightly different from the plot of the original novel.

Matthew Quirk - the author of this 2019 novel has shared its plot line on his website - "to find a mole in the White House, an FBI agent must question everything. . . and trust no one." 

And that is what Agent Peter does.

Please note:- it is a stand-alone novel without a sequel.

Synopsis of The Night Agent (S1/2023) Series

It is a sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centring on a low-level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings — until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.

Thus, while monitoring an emergency line, a vigilant FBI agent Peter Sutherland (Gabriel Basso) answers a call that plunges him into a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House.


A spoiler-free brief review of The Night Agent (2023) Series

The introduction

We liked the positive energy and the never-say-die attitude of the FBI agent Peter Sutherland (Gabriel Basso) in this roller-coaster thriller series. This political conspiracy drama spans ten episodes with the White House at the heart of its tale. Right from the opening scene of the series, Agent Peter has been in the thick of the action.

More hints about the story

While working in the basement of the White House, the emergency phone rings. And low-level FBI Agent Peter answers. But then he gets sucked into the dangerous conspiracy. Interestingly, this sedition plot has originated in the Oval Office. To save the President and the credibility of the White House, Peter has to put his life at risk.

Renewed for the second season

We learnt that it is one of Netflix‘s most popular English-language series of all time. Besides, Netflix renewed this show just a week after it debuted.

Therefore, season two of this show is going to happen soon.

The conclusion

So, before it is too late. Go ahead. Grab your popcorn and try to watch season one of this show in one sitting. With its layered storyline and fast-paced action, it manages to hold one’s attention. This fast-paced and action-oriented thriller is perfect for the marathon watch. If we could watch The Night Agent – all night, then we assume, so could you all.

So, why not?


Ratings of The Night Agent (2023) Series

FM’s rating3.75/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date76% Tomatometer & 82% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus/Rotten Tomatoes Bingeable as a beach read and just as forgettable, this show is a routine spy thriller told with commendable bravado.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Night Agent show.

Poster of The Night Agent (2023) Series

The Night Agent show – poster

Key details of The Night Agent (2023) Series

GenreAction, Drama, Thriller
Age-restrictions U/A (16+)
ReleasedMarch 2023
CreatorShawn Ryan
Season & EpisodesSeason (1) One – Ten (10) Episodes
TaglinesHeroes Aren’t Born. They Answer the Call.
CastGabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Hong Chau, etc.
NetworkNetflix
About – The Night Agent show.

Trailer of The Night Agent (2023) Series

Official Trailer – The Night Agent (2023) show | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – a peek into the summary of episodes of the First Season

The key actors (characters) in the first season are

Gabriel Basso (Peter Sutherland), Luciane Buchanan (Rose Larkin), Hong Chau (Diane Farr), Sarah Desjardins (Maddie Redfield), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Chelsea Arrington), Eve Harlow (Ellen), Enrique Murciano (Ben Almora), Phoenix Raei (Dale), DB Woodside (Erik Monks), etc.

Summary of the Ten (10) episodes of the First Season

The Call (S1, E1)

While working the night action desk, FBI agent Peter receives a distress call and is soon put in charge of protecting cybersecurity expert Rose.

Redial (S1, E2)

After looking for a link between the Campbells and the FBI, Peter is forced to go on the run with Rose in search of a hard drive and more answers.

The Zookeeper (S1, E3)

Peter teams up with Rose for a risky mission at the White House; a notable agent joins the security detail for the vice president’s daughter.

Eyes Only (S1, E4)

Rose and Peter seek out one of the Campbells’ recent contacts and uncover new intel; Monks opens up to Chelsea; Paulo makes a move on Maddie.

The Marionette (S1, E5)

Peter visits someone close to Hawkins; Rose makes a key connection; Maddie’s night out takes a dangerous turn, spurring the Secret Service into action.

Fathoms (S1, E6)

With assassins hot on their trail, Peter and Rose split up en route to the White House; a shocking discovery quickly puts their lives in jeopardy.

Best Served Cold (S1, E7)

Now in hiding, Peter and Rose grow closer and investigate a potential bombing suspect; at the White House, the conspirators obtain a disturbing tape.

Redux (S1, E8)

More truths emerge about the bombing suspect’s identity; Chelsea and Peter race to find Maddie after she sends a video with a coded message.

The Devil We Know (S1, E9)

After new revelations surface, Peter and Rose scramble to find more evidence with help from Chelsea and Maddie; a bigger threat looms at Camp David.

Fathers (S1, E10)

With lives at stake, the group tries to stop a nefarious plot before it’s too late; in the aftermath, Peter confronts the past and begins a new chapter.


If you like this thrilling spy show from the USA, then go ahead and check out the spy series Slow Horses from the UK, too.

Featured & Other Images: The Night Agent show | Netflix.


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