Amazon‘s new series Hanna has cast Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, and Esme Creed-Miles as the three leads, according to Variety. It was announced last May that Amazon Studios was adapting the series from the Joe Wright-directed action film.
David Farr, who co-wrote the original film, penned the series adaptation which follows the journey of a young girl with extraordinary skills as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
Enos (The Catch) plays Marissa, an efficient and ruthless agent, having risen up the ranks of the CIA. However, beneath her cool exterior is a deeply buried secret that continues to haunt her. The reappearance of Hanna and her father Erik threaten to expose the past she has worked to repress.
Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) plays Erik, a hardened intuitive and uncompromising soldier and mercenary who, for the past 15 years, has raised his daughter in the remote forest of northern Poland. Isolated from the world he once knew, he has trained Hanna in every method of survival, with his only goal, to keep her safe. But, his teenage daughter begins to seek freedom from the restricted haven he has created.
Creed-Miles (Dark River) takes on her first leading role as Hanna, who has lived all her life in a forest in Northern Poland until becoming the heart of an unraveling conspiracy. Hanna feels she must leave the confinement of the forest to experience life, but once in the world, Hanna is hunted by Marissa and others connected to Hanna’s hidden origins and exceptional abilities.
Enos and Kinnaman previously starred together in the AMC series The Killing and Hanna will mark a reunion for the actors.
Hanna will be executive produced by Mary Adelstein and Becky Clements, as well as NBC Universal International Studios’ Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano. Farr stated:
“I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the calibre of Mireille and Joel to play our adult leads. And in Esme Creed-Miles I believe we have discovered a star of the future — she is going to be a very special Hanna. Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She’s a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they’re abnormal. She’s just a little more abnormal than most.”
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.” Wright is not attached to the series.
Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104) is set to direct Hanna, which will begin shooting in March across Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the U.K.
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