Netflix Expending “The Gray Man” Into a Franchise, Sequel & Spinoff on the Way

Ryan Gosling in
Ryan Gosling in "The Gray Man"

It’s only been a few days since The Gray Man premiered on Netflix, but the streaming giant is betting big bucks on this action flick. The Russo Brothers confirmed they’re expending this hit film into a full-blown franchise, with one sequel and spinoff already on the way.

The Gray Man is based on Mark Greaney’s best-selling book of the same name and it centers on a rogue CIA agent who goes on a run from a sadistic mercenary after uncovering dark agency secrets. Ryan Gosling leads a star-studded cast, which includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, and Regé-Jean Page.

Anthony and Joe Russo were in charge of directing the film, and they confirmed they’re expanding The Gray Man into a franchise, drawing inspiration from Greaney’s book series.

“With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for The Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon,” said the duo in a statement.

The Gray Man had a limited theatrical release on July 15 before heading to Netflix one week later. During its first three days of availability, it was viewed for 88.6 million hours and debuted as the No. 1 movie in 92 countries.