Amazon Is Adapting Child Assassin Thriller Hanna Into a Television Series
The streaming giant just dropped a teaser and yeah, we'll be watching this.
Amazon Studios has dropped the first teaser trailer for Hanna, a television adaptation of the 2011 Joe Wright thriller starring Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) as a teenage assassin. The film followed Ronan as the title character, a genetically enhanced girl who was trained from birth by her father Erik Heller (Eric Bana) to be a ruthless killer. Once on her own, Hanna goes after senior C.I.A. officer Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett).
The teaser is set in the newborn unit of a hospital, which is guarded by security cameras. As a haunting lullaby plays, we see baby Hanna disappear from her crib. British actress Esme Creed-Miles will play the teenaged Hanna, with Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) starring as her father Erik and Mirielle Enos (The Catch) as the steely CIA agent Marissa Wiegler. Enos and Kinnaman both previously starred together in AMC’s broody murder mystery series The Killing.
The series was created by David Farr (The Night Manager) who co-wrote the feature film screenplay with Seth Lochhead. The pilot episode was directed by Sarah Adina Smith (Legion). Farr said of the series, “Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She’s a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they’re abnormal. She’s just a little more abnormal than most.”
Hanna has the potential to be another strong entry to the Amazon fold. The film was anchored by strong performances and haunting fairy tale imagery. I have high hopes for the pilot, as Sarah Adina Smith directed the 2016 trippy mystery film Buster’s Mal Heart which starred Rami Malek. It’s incredibly stylish and well worth a watch.
Hanna premieres on Amazon Prime in March. What do you think of a Hanna television series? Will you be tuning in?
(via /Film, image: Focus Features)
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