Noah Centineo is heading into the spy business….
In a competitive situation, Netflix has landed an untitled espionage drama from Entertainment One and Hypnotic that is a star vehicle for the 24-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor.
The hourlong series, which has received an eight-episode order, is created by The Rookie creator Alexi Hawley who will serve as showrunner. Hawley and Centineo will be executive producers.
Centineo will play a fledgling lawyer at the CIA who becomes enmeshed in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency, unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Originally, the working series title was Graymail, a term that refers to the threatened revelation of state secrets. Netflix hasn’t set a firm title yet.
The Fosters alum Centineo’s breakout turn came at Netflix through the film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, in which he played Peter Kavinsky in the film adaptation of the Jenny Han novel. He was awarded an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, reprised in a sequel and shot the third and final film in the series.
He’s also starring in Black Adam, which is set for release on July 29, 2022 through Warner Bros.