Amazon Is Adapting Teenage Assassin Movie Hanna Into a Series

Image: Hanna, Focus Features
Image: Hanna, Focus Features

Hanna, the 2011 thriller starring Saoirse Ronan, is the latest movie to get turned into a television show. Amazon’s working on a series about a prodigy assassin on the run who is also encountering the real world for the first time.


The original movie was directed by Joe Wright, who won’t be involved in the new series. However, Hanna co-writer David Farr, who also adapted The Night Manager for AMC, will be writing the script for the Amazon show.

It’s an interesting pick for a show—it certainly has enough big themes to fit a TV show. On the other hand, one of the flaws in our original movie review was that it was a little slow, which could lead to problems considering a series will have a lot more time to fill.

That said, this whole thing is a bit Nikita-ish, so we’ll see where it goes.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.


Woah I’m a bit fuzzy on the plot details but Hanna, alongside TRON: Legacy, have the greatest soundtrack in movie history IMO. The Chemical brothers knocked it out of the park!