Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Amazon Orders Series Adaptation of 'Hanna'

Amazon has today announced a series order for a television adaptation of Hanna, the 2011 film from Joe Wright and starring Saoirse Ronan. The adaptation will likely debut on the streaming service in 2018. 

Hanna is a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama that 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 Night Manager) is writing the adaptation. He will serve as executive producer with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano. Scott Herbst and Tom Coan are co-executive producers. NBCUniversal International Studios produces.

"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," said Michael Edelstein, President of NBCUniversal International Studios. "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."

"I am delighted to be able to return to the Hanna story," said Farr. "Joe Wright's movie was dazzling, but inevitably there were certain elements that a feature-length film wasn't able fully to explore. It's a pleasure therefore to be able to revisit the material in a longer format and take Hanna into whole new physical and emotional worlds. Amazon has shown such passion for the project and is the perfect home for Hanna." 

Adelstein added, "I am thrilled to be revisiting this fantastic story. Hanna is one of the highlights of my career, and I look forward to seeing this story continue with David Farr."