Amazon Prime releases first two teasers for new Hanna series


Amazon Prime has released the first two teaser trailers for their series adaptation of Hanna.

Hanna is based on the 2011 Joe Wright film about a young girl raised in isolation by her father to be an assassin. I was lucky enough to see the original film at the Sydney Film Festival with star Cate Blanchett in attendance and was wowed by the stylish and fast-paced action sequences and the fun take on an old story. There is obviously plenty of twists and turns you could take to turn the concept into several seasons of television, drawing out and elaborating on the chase and perhaps the deeper history of the characters. I think we’re in for a fun ride.

While the cast has changed, the series is written by David Farr, one of the film’s original screenwriters and the man behind BBC/AMC’s phenomenal The Night Manager. In the Saoirse Ronan role as Hanna is Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River) with Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Altered Carbon) taking over from Eric Bana as her father.

Reunited at last with her The Killing co-star is the miraculous Mireille Enos (The Killing) in the Blanchett role as the CIA agent tasked with capturing Hanna. Next to writer David Farr, I am most excited by Enos’s presence in the series. She is amazing.

The teasers released by Amazon are simple, stylish, and intriguing. The first has baby Hanna being stolen from a hospital from among several other babies. This is contrary to the original film’s plot and maybe isn’t even accurate to the plot of the series. It could just be a ploy to draw audience interest – which it does very well – but in the case that baby Hanna is stolen away, it could open up whole new avenues of storytelling.

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The second teaser sees a man following a teenage girl and a radioed voice telling him that the target is highly dangerous and trained to survive, but to bring her in alive. As he approaches the girl, she turns and expertly incapacitates him, revealing Creed-Miles as Hanna.

Overall, this looks and sounds awesome. The series is set to be released on Amazon Prime this March.

Source: Screenrant / Slashfilm