Need More of The Night Agent on Netflix? 10 Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Similar Shows You Must Watch.

Adam Fay,

The Night Agent is the latest smash hit on Netflix. This fast paced action series has turned us all into salivating binge monsters who can’t click that “Next Episode” button fast enough.

For those who have plowed through the show in record time and hungry for more, we have put together a list of similar TV series that should easily fill that Night Agent sized hole in your life right now.

To make things easier, we’ve listed 5 “obvious” and 5 “not-so-obvious” similar titles. Every one of them is a guaranteed winner in our eyes, and should have you ready to resume your binge immediately.

THE OBVIOUS:

Bodyguard

Seasons:

1 Season. 6 Episodes

The Plot:

A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

Why to Watch:

This British psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. Richard Madden shines in a series that is short and sweet, but filled with tension and intrigue. With only 6 eps to play with, this is succinct and riveting storytelling that matches (and arguably surpasses) The Night Agent thanks to its performances and characters.

Where to Watch:

Watch exclusively on Netflix

Homeland

Seasons:

8 Seasons. 96 Episodes

The Plot:

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Why to Watch:

Not all seasons are 100% winners, but once you get a taste of Homeland, its unique characters and its tense setting, you will be addicted for good. During its broadcast run, it was the best show on TV and it is the perfect long binge to this day. With plots ripped straight from the headlines, and regular unpredictable twists and turns, it’s no surprise that Homeland set a genre precedent that is still yet to be matched.

Where to Watch:

All seasons available on Disney+, 9Now and the Fetch TV Store

The Americans

Seasons:

6 Seasons. 75 Episodes

The Plot:

At the height of the Cold War, two Russian agents pose as the average American couple, complete with family.

Why to Watch:

With great chemistry between its two leads, and a compelling slow burn plot that deepens with each season, this is one of the best and (somewhat) underrated premium shows of the past decade. The genius is the balance between the characters unique situation (covert Russian spies), and the fully relatable family life and every day dilemmas they face. When this dubious balance kicks in and starts to resonate, you quickly realise why The Americans is top tier television of the highest order.

Where to Watch:

All seasons available on Disney+ and the Fetch TV Store

Reacher

Seasons:

1 Season. 8 Episodes

Story:

Jack Reacher was arrested for murder and now the police need his help. Based on the books by Lee Child.

Why to Watch:

A more faithful adaptation of the popular books than the Tom Cruise movies, Reacher features some of The Night Agent’s more ‘silly-but-fun’ moments. It’s not a series that encompasses any deep emotional narrative, but who cares? It will certainly allow you to switch off and enjoy the ride after a hard day at work. Sometimes, that’s all we really need right?

Where to Watch:

Watch on Prime Video and the Fetch TV Store

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Seasons:

3 Seasons. 24 Episodes

Story:

Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into dangerous field assignments.

Why to Watch:

With some good pedigree crew, a very likeable star and impressive action sequences, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is built to last. Perhaps not as loose and heart-pounding as The Night Agent, but more a thinking man’s version, with some great performances and a more slick, prestige tone. If all you know of John Krasinski is ‘Jim from The Office‘, get ready to be blown away at how this star stakes his claim as a legitimate male lead.

Where to Watch:

Watch all seasons on Prime Video. Seasons 1 & 2 available on the Fetch TV Store

THE NOT-SO-OBVIOUS:

Strike Back

Seasons:

8 Seasons. 76 Episodes

Story:

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Why to Watch:

Overlooked by some, this action-packed military espionage series is a nugget for those looking for a show that will serve them similar Night Agent vibes. It’s sexier and more violent overall, but with 8 seasons it also boasts a deep and varied joyride for avid viewers. While it drifts in quality now and then, it’s still a very solid recommendation that should tick the box for action TV fans.

Where to Watch:

All seasons available in the Fetch TV Store. Season 1 available on Stan.

Rabbit Hole

Seasons:

1 Season. 6 Episodes

Story:

Nothing is what it seems when John Weir, a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations.

Why to Watch:

This brand new Kiefer Sutherland espionage thriller is for those who like their TV with some serious twists. Kiefer delivers (as he always does) but the real star of the show is its unpredictability. After the first few twists, you are never really able to rest easy. The tension builds rapidly and the show fires on all cylinders. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Similarities:
Where to Watch:

Watch exclusively on Paramount+

The Old Man

Seasons:

1 Season. 7 Episodes

Story:

A retired CIA agent is hunted by both the agency he once worked for and his own nightmares, when an unknown man suddenly visits him after nearly three decades.

Why to Watch:

Jeff Bridges kicking butt at age 70 is reason enough for many to check out The Old Man, but for others who are curious, this is a solid 7 episodes of deep intrigue, peppered with some great action and fighting sequences. The pace slows in some eps, but the story, and Bridges’ laid back charm, will have you engaged enough to keep going until its conclusion.

Where to Watch:

Watch exclusively on Disney+

The Capture

Seasons:

2 Seasons. 12 Episodes

Story:

When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a conspiracy.

Why to Watch:

It’s smart, scary and all too grounded in reality to ignore. This clever British series injects new life into a genre that has become predictable over the years. Like Bodyguard, it keeps things smart and efficient in its storytelling, never loosening its grip and allowing you to take a breath. Think deepfakes are just fun and games? Think again. Technophobes beware, this series may have you scared to leave the house.

Where to Watch:

Season 1 available on Stan. Season 2 available on ABC iView.

The Bureau

Seasons:

5 Seasons. 50 Episodes

Story:

Based on real accounts, this French spy thriller follows the daily lives and missions of members of France’s equivalent of the CIA.

Why to Watch:

For those seeking something a little more sophisticated than The Night Agent, we strongly suggest giving this French spy thriller a chance. The Bureau’s intelligent and incredibly well structured storytelling will have you recommending it to your friends and colleagues in no time. While still featuring some heart-stopping moments, don’t expect quite the fast paced intensity of The Night Agent, but you’ll be well rewarded if you stick with The Bureau throughout its 5 compelling seasons.

Where to Watch:

All seasons available on SBS On Demand

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