It’s hard nowadays to come up with something completely different and unique, this is especially from a movie and TV show point of view. Our focus today (Hanna) isn’t exactly new, this is especially for those familiar with the 2011 version of the movie. Despite that though you can’t help but feel that the whole concept behind it is something quite unique, we are massive fans of such stories and we were equally impressed with the movie version thereof. The great news is there’s now a TV show version of the story and it’s courtesy of the guys from Amazon Prime Video, we are quite amped for this one and hopefully you will too especially when you checkout the official preview below:
Raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, 15-year-old Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles) has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and her team of agents. Hanna has no choice but to embark on a perilous journey alone across Europe as she seeks to reunite with her father and evade – and ultimately take down – the dangerous agents who target them. Hanna’s isolated upbringing leads her to face particularly daunting physical and emotional challenges along the way, as she navigates an ever-deepening conspiracy – one that could be the undoing of both her and her father.
Based on Joe Wright’s acclaimed 2011 film, Hanna’s eight episode first season was written by David Farr (“The Night Manager”), who co-wrote the original feature. It was produced by NBC Universal International Studios, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios. Director Sarah Adina Smith (“Legion,” “Room 104”) helmed episodes one and two of the series, which filmed entirely on-location in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Morocco, Spain and the UK.
While building on the driving action-conspiracy narrative of his feature script, Farr has also re-imagined Hanna’s world for the small-screen with compelling intimacy. Having a wider, longer scope in which to tell her story, Farr has woven a compelling coming-of-age story about a young woman learning about – and experiencing – for the first time what it is to be female in the modern world. Her 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.
In her breakout role for television, British actress Esmé Creed-Miles stars as Hanna alongside Joel Kinnaman (“Altered Carbon,” “Suicide Squad,” “Robocop”) and Mireille Enos (“The Catch,” Amazon Prime Video’s “Good Omens”), who reunite on-screen after co-starring in AMC’s Emmy®-nominated crime drama “The Killing.”
The global release of Hanna is scheduled for March 29, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.