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The Killing Stars Reunite in Amazon’s Hanna TV Adaptation


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The Killing‘s Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman have been cast in the upcoming adaption of the 2011 action-thriller Hanna for Amazon Prime Video.

Enos (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, World War Z) and Kinnaman (Altered Carbon, House of Cards) will star alongside Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River, Pond Life). Written by David Farr (The Night Manager), who co-wrote the original Hanna film, the series is part high-concept thriller and part coming-of-age drama. It follows the journey of a young girl as she evades the pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, Buster’s Mal Heart) is set to direct. NBCUniversal International Studios will produce Amazon Studios’ straight-to-series order alongside Working Title Television in the U.K.

Farr commented: “I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the caliber 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.”

JoAnn Alfano, the executive VP of scripted programming at NBCUniversal International Studios, added: “It is fantastic to bring together David Farr’s masterful storytelling with the exceptional talents of Enos, Kinnaman, Creed-Miles and Smith. We have the ideal team for crafting an intelligent and uniquely entertaining series that deftly combines thriller, teenaged rite-of-passage story, family drama and action-packed adventure.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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