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Things We Saw Today: The New Hanna Series Promises a Closer Look at the Teen Assassin

Plus Black Widow, May Parker and more!

The 2011 Joe Wright thriller Hanna, which starred a young Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) as a teenage assassin, is getting a small screen reboot. Amazon Prime will be airing the series, which stars Esme Creed-Miles in the titular role, alongside Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) as her father Erik and Mirielle Enos (The Catch) as CIA agent Marissa Wiegler.

Hanna was a cult hit, but left plenty of unanswered questions regarding its heroine. Is Hanna human or genetically enhanced? And what becomes of the teenage assassin once she’s left to fend for herself in the real world? There is a lot to explore here, especially with regards to Hanna’s interior life and her backstory.

Creator David Farr (The Night Manager), said of the series, “[Hanna’s] strength and power as a trained fighter doesn’t preclude her from navigating the awkwardness of her burgeoning sexuality, changes in her body, relationships and other challenges that remind the audience that, underneath Hanna’s grit, is a young woman who ultimately yearns to feel normal.”

The trailer features an intense, taut energy that that gives us high hopes for the series. Whether or not you like Amazon’s original series, there is always something unique and cinematic to them that keeps you coming back.

Hanna hits Amazon Prime on March 29th.

(via io9, image: Amazon Studios)

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