The Killing co-stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos are reuniting for Amazon's forthcoming TV reboot of Hanna. Based on the 2011 movie directed by Joe Wright, Saoirse Ronan starred as the titular teenager trained by her former CIA operative father (Eric Bana) to be the ultimate assassin. Hanna's skills are put to the test when her father sends her out into the world to complete a dangerous mission that sees her hunted by his former colleagues.
Enos will step into the role played by Cate Blancett in the movie as ruthless CIA Agent Marissa Wiegler, and Kinnaman will play Hanna's father, Erik. Co-writer of the film version David Farr is penning the script for the series, and in a statement, he revealed that newcomer Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River) would star as Hanna.
“I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the calibre of Mireille and Joel to play our adult leads. And in Esme Creed-Miles I believe we have discovered a star of the future – she is going to be a very special Hanna. 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.”
Netflix might be dominating the original content world, but Amazon has some big shows coming our way over the next twelve months. John Krasinski joins Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, and Chris Pine to star as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Julia Roberts takes on her first regular TV gig in Homecoming, David Tennant and Michael Sheen star in Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn takes us into the criminal underbelly with Too Old To Die You starring Jena Malone and Miles Teller. Oh, and there's that Lord of the Rings series in development that Amazon paid a reported $250 million for the rights.
There are no details yet on when Hanna will be released, but you can catch Joel Kinnaman right now in Netflix's new sci-fi series Altered Carbon.