Amazon Prime’s Hanna has added new members to its cast for season two, including Dermot Mulroney and Anthony Welsh.
Amazon Prime’s Hanna, adapted from the 2011 film of the same name and brought to the screen by original writer David Farr (The Night Manager), has added new cast members to the much anticipated season two. New cast includes Dermot Mulroney (Homecoming), Anthony Welsh (Fleabag), Severine Howell-Meri (Doctors), Cherelle Skeete (Call the Midwife), and Gianna Kiehl. The new additions will join returning cast Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River) as Hanna and Mireille Enos (The Killing) as CIA operative Marissa Wiegler.
Based on the casting summary, it looks like the CIA hasn’t learned from its past mistakes and the destruction of their secret facility. Mulroney will be playing the new director of the Utrax program – which genetically enhances and trains young women to be assassins – while Welsh and Skeete are CIA officers responsible for indoctrinating and cultivating new Utrax trainees.
Howell-Meri and Kiehl will be playing key trainees Helen and Jules. Meanwhile, Mulroney’s character is also a former mentor of Marissa’s, which might make her secret role in Hanna’s escape and the destruction of the Utrax facility even more complicated and difficult to hide.
While it is unlikely that Joel Kinnaman will return for season two, flashbacks did play a role in the storytelling of season one and therefore leaves the possibility open. Kinnaman reunited with his The Killing co-star Mireille Enos when he joined the cast as Hanna’s father Erik Heller. Heller died in his attempt to destroy Utrax and protect Hanna. While a resurrection is unlikely in this case, there might yet be more story to uncover involving Heller, Marrisa, and their involvement in the Utrax program.
Filming for Hanna is currently underway in the UK and France, with season two scheduled to air on Amazon Prime sometime in 2020.