The adult drama has migrated to television, obviously. And thus, with 8 zillion streaming channels needed for content, what is one of the immediate things streaming services look for? Adult drama-sized intellectual property that can be respun into a series-length story. It’s kind of genius (and maybe insidious), but what a simple way to expand your content is to look for an adult drama film that easily can be expanded into series form. This leads us to “Hanna,” Amazon‘s action-series spy thriller. It’s based on the Joe Wright movie “Hanna” which itself was a play on the more adult-oriented ‘Bourne‘ films but took a coming-of-age spin on the idea (arguably mixing in YA sensibilities too) of an indoctrinated assassin. The idea has been a successfully reconstituted series on Amazon for two seasons now but is coming to an end with the upcoming season three which adds Ray Liotta to the cast.
“Hanna” stars Esmé Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Bessa, the aforementioned Ray Liotta, and comes from the Emmy-nominated creator and writer David Farr. Here’s the official synopsis for the final season.
Season Three of Hanna continues the journey of an extraordinary young woman, played by Esmé Creed-Miles, who was created by the sinister organization Utrax and trained to be an assassin. Hanna is now secretly trying to destroy Utrax from the inside and free herself from its grasp with the help of her previous nemesis, former-CIA agent Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos). Together they have coerced high-ranking Utrax agent John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney) into aiding their mission, but her fellow young assassins, Sandy (Áine Rose Daly) and Jules (Gianna Kiehl), and new foes, including former military man and intelligence operative, Gordon Evans (Ray Liotta), are starting to suspect Hanna’s plot. As Hanna moves closer to her goal, she begins to uncover not only a world-changing agenda but the true power behind Utrax that stands between her and freedom.
Hanna is written by David Farr (“The Night Manager”), who also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, Working Title Television, and Amazon Studios. Tom Coan is Executive Producer for NBCUniversal International Studios, with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements serving as Executive Producers, alongside Scott Nemes.
The third and final season of “Hanna” premieres November 24 on Prime Video. Watch the new trailer below.