Series renewals and cancellations are a thorny issue when talking about a streaming platform. If, in addition, that platform is Netflix, things get tricky. The company has earned a dubious reputation for its criteria for renewing or canceling content.
Series like 1899, Top Secrets or The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, were canceled after a single season, despite critical acclaim or even winning prestigious awards.
Ted Sarandos said several weeks ago that Netflix never cancels original content that is profitable. The co-president alludes to the balance between the cost of a series and the performance it has in the platform’s catalogue.
It seems that The Night Agent has been one of those seriessince Netflix has renewed the thriller created by Shawn Ryan Less than a week after its premiere.
Netflix Renews The Night Agent Quickly
The series starring Gabriel Low accumulated in his early days 166.7 million hours of viewing on Netflix, something that has given it wings to take flight and have a second batch of 10 episodes, as collected by Variety.
The series, based on the homonymous novel by Matthew Quirk, follows an FBI agent who works in the basement of the White House guarding a phone that never rings. The day he does, Peter Sutherland will find himself embroiled in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels, right down to the Oval Office.
Although other content hits original of Netflix, such as Wednesday, The Sandman or Cobra Kai, have had to wait weeks or months to obtain the renewal, the relative low cost of The Night Agent seems to have been key to this fleeting renewal.
If you have not yet seen The Night Agent, you have the 10 episodes of the first season available on Netflix to immerse yourself in this world of intrigue that is already preparing a new batch of chapters.
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