Amazon is developing a series based on the 2011 action thriller Hanna, which was directed by Joe Wright and starred Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana, and have given it a straight-to-series order.
Hanna is described as “a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama which follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is”.
David Farr, the writer for the original film, will come back to pen the series with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano producing for NBCUniversal. It’s currently unknown if Hanna will be a remake or a continuation of the original film, though based on the statement from Michael Edelstein, NBCUniversal International Studios’ president, it sounds like it will be the latter.
“From the moment JoAnn Alfano and I saw Hanna it was evident that the film would make an incredible TV series. Fortunately, David Farr felt there was more Hanna story to tell and wanted to revisit this extraordinary world. We’re excited to be in business with David, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements who share our passion for this compelling story. The team at Amazon have been incredibly supportive and we are delighted this show will air on a platform that continues to generate exceptional content.”