“Hidden Agent” has just premiered on Netflix , and the company has already announced that it is working on a sequel to the action film , which will have the Russo brothers and Ryan Gosling back.
In addition to the protagonist and the directors being back, Stephen McFeeley – who was co-writer of “Hidden Agent” – will return writing the script for the sequel. The film has performed well, debuting at number one on Netflix’s top 10 in 92 countries and reaching a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, despite not being critically raved about all that much.
Additionally, Netflix also announced that it is working on developing a spin-off, written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. For now, the spin-off’s plot remains a secret. The information that, in a way, we are dealing with a “Hidden Agent” universe, was first revealed by Deadline magazine .
The film is based on Mark Greaney’s series of novels known as “The Gray Man series”, consisting of 12 books. So material to pull out stories won’t be a problem. “The sequel will be inspired by the novel by Mark Greaney,” Joe Russo told Deadline. “Translating from one medium to another often requires interpretation, but we have an incredible amount of source material from an incredible offering. We’re going to build on that for the sequel.”
Regarding the spin-off, Joe Russo stated that they will do something more “daring and experimental” than in the main series of films.
“Hidden Agent” tells the story of former CIA agent Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), also known as the Sierra Six. Taken out of a federal penitentiary and recruited by his mentor Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry’s job was to spread death with the backing of the US agency. However, in a twist of fate, Six has now become the target, pursued around the world by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former CIA colleague who will stop at nothing to neutralize him. Fortunately, Six has the precious help of agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas).
The film is available on Netflix, and its sequel and spin-off do not yet have a release date.