New York Times bestselling political conspiracy thriller “The Night Agent” will get the silver screen treatment by Netflix. The streamer has greenlit the series for a book-to-TV adaptation, tapping creator Shawn Ryan (“The Shield,” “S.W.A.T.”) to executive produce. The show will hail from Sony Pictures Television.
Per the logline, “The Night Agent,” based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quirk, is a “sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering 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.”
The drama will be comprised of 10 episodes. Ryan, who also showruns, will executive produce via MiddKid Productions along with Marney Hochman. Other executive producers include Julia Gunn with Exhibit A; Jamie Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Paul Neinstein and Nicole Tossou with Project X; and David Beaubaire with Sunset Lane Media. Seth Gordon will executive produce and will direct the first episode.
More to come.