If you happen to be among the many Netflix subscribers, (I included) who loved the streaming platform’s latest hit, The Night Agent, you can rest easy that the spy thriller has already been renewed for a second season.
But now that you have binged through all 10 episodes from season 1, you’re probably looking for something else to keep the heroes on the run and the conspiracy theory thrill momentum going.
While you wait for a new story to be written and filmed following season 1’s explosive ending (pun intended 🙂 ), I have compiled a list of some popular shows on Netflix that are in a similar vein.
Each is worth watching if you’re a fan of The Night Agent or just want to watch a good, action-packed show.
1. House of Cards
House of Cards, Netflix’s first-ever produced original series, is perhaps the best political thriller with nasty individuals prepared to injure, maim, and even kill to accomplish their own political ambitions.
Based on the novel of the same name (and adapted from the BBC series), the series is largely centered on the happenings in the White House, numerous politicians, and their desires for power.
This includes Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire. (Robin Wright).
Frank, like Peter, is stuck in a job he despises while believing he deserves more. Frank, on the other hand, is not the protagonist of his story. He is comparable to Vice President Redfield in The Night Agent.
House of Cards, on the other hand, fulfills the requirements when it comes to vicious characters, twists and turns, betrayal, and murder. With six seasons to watch, it’ll keep you occupied while you wait for the next season of The Night Agent.
Watch House of Cards on Netflix
Bodyguard, which has been renewed for a second season but no word on when it will premiere, shares many similarities with The Night Agent.
Notably, both revolve around a man who is trained and competent in battle and has been sent to guard someone who is being pursued.
In this political thriller, David Budd (Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden) is a British Army battle veteran assigned to defend Home Secretary Julia Hammond. (Keeley Hawes).
The two initially disagree, especially because David’s political opinions are diametrically opposed to hers. But the two, like Peter and Rose (Luciane Buchanan) on The Night Agent, grow closer as they uncover a conspiracy that coincidentally also involves a train bombing plot.
Fans will immediately recognize why this show makes sense if they enjoy The Night Agent.
Watch Bodyguard on Netflix
3. Designated Survivor
Designated Survivor, which looks at the interweaving, often problematic ties between politicians, FBI agents, Secret Service officers, and other officials, echoes the concept of a heroic protagonist who loves his country sincerely but doesn’t know who he can trust.
Political conspiracies, bombings and attacks, and legal troubles abound, with the main character Thomas (Kiefer Sutherland) never knowing who to believe or what is true or fabricated.
Thomas plays the lowly U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is picked to be the designated survivor for the State of the Union, the one official who observes from a different place as a precaution to protect the administration in the event of a worst-case scenario.
As it happens, an explosion kills everyone present, leaving Kirkman as the sole survivor. As a result, he becomes President of the United States very immediately. Kirkman, like Peter, is put into a situation that he has the skill and confidence to handle, but has always been underestimated.
Watch Designated Survivor on Netflix
4. The Diplomat
While The Diplomat won’t be released until April 20, 2023, people are already comparing it to The Night Agent and claiming that fans of that series will find The Diplomat to be the perfect next watch.
Keri Russell plays Kate, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, who is in charge of everything from diplomatic crises to strategic partnerships.
While Kate is under pressure at work, she also has to cope with domestic issues with her husband Hal (Rufus Sewell), who is also a career diplomat.
Watch The Diplomat on April 20 on Netflix.