Hanna (TV series)

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Hanna
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Genre
Created byDavid Farr
Based on
Hanna
by
Written by
  • David Farr
  • Ingeborg Topsoe
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Hugh Warren
CinematographyDana Gonzales
Editor(s)Morten Højbjerg
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time47–55 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkPrime Video
Original releaseFebruary 3, 2019 (2019-02-03) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Hanna is an American action drama web television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name, on Prime Video. The series was created and written by David Farr, directed by Sarah Adina Smith, and stars Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, and Mireille Enos. The first episode was made available on Amazon Video as a time-limited preview on February 3, 2019. The full eight-episode first season was released on March 29, 2019. In April 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a second season.

Premise[edit]

Hanna is a 15-year-old girl living with Erik, the only man she has ever known, as her father, in a remote part of a forest in Poland. Erik once recruited pregnant women into a CIA program, code name UTRAX, where the children's DNA was enhanced in order to create super-soldiers. When Erik falls in love with Johanna, Hanna's mother, he rescues baby Hanna and they flee. The CIA then orders their on-site agent, Marissa, to shut down the project and eliminate all the babies. After 15 years hiding in the forest in Poland, Erik and Hanna come to the attention of Marissa, who vows to hunt them down.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

CIA
  • Khalid Abdalla as Jerome Sawyer
  • Justin Salinger as Carl Meisner
  • Andy Nyman as Jacobs
  • Yasmin Monet Prince as Clara (Trainee 249)
England
  • Rhianne Barreto as Sophie - Hanna's best friend.
Germany
Poland

Guest[edit]

CIA
  • Michelle Duncan as False Marissa
  • Varada Sethu as CIA Analyst McArthur
  • Dorothy Atkinson as CIA Therapist
  • Noof McEwan as Agent Turner
  • Alexandra Szücs as CIA Officer
  • Simon Cotton as CIA Officer Carter
  • Karen Gagnon as UTRAX Nurse
  • Andrea Deck as Carlsson
  • Áine Rose Daly as Trainee 242
  • Jasmine Breinburg as Trainee 217
  • Osi Okerafor as UTRAX Security Officer Jones
England
  • Lyndsey Marshal as Rachel (Sophie's mother)
  • Phaldut Sharma as Tom (Sophie's father)
  • Kemaal Deen-Ellis as Jay (Sophie's brother)
  • Anna Devlin as Gina
  • Leo Flanagan as Dan
  • Gamba Cole as Anton
Germany
France
  • Félicien Juttner as Olivier Moreau
  • Giles Norris-Tari as Benoit Moreau
Romania
  • Alexander Mikic as Emil Prodna
  • Christina Catalina as Maria Prodna
  • Audrey Marodi as Emil and Maria's daughter
  • Roland Csikkel as Emil and Maria's son

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Forest"Sarah Adina SmithDavid FarrFebruary 3, 2019 (2019-02-03) (preview)
March 29, 2019 (official)[1]
15 years after Erik Heller rescues baby Hanna from a covert Romanian facility, the two live deep in the Polish forest. Erik trained Hanna to be an incredible killer and hunter. Yet, keen to grow beyond the boundaries of her isolated world, she begins to venture away from home. This attracts the attention of CIA agent Marissa Wiegler, who has hunted Hanna since birth.
2"Friend"Sarah Adina SmithDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Following her capture by Marissa’s men, Hanna must fight to escape from the Moroccan CIA facility and join Erik in Berlin. Along the way, she meets Sophie, a British teenager on holiday with her family, who gives Hanna her first proper taste of the real world and the thrill of adolescence. Yet despite this glimpse at normality, the threat of Marissa and her operatives is never far behind.
3"City"Jon JonesDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Hanna and Erik are reunited in Berlin, where they hide out with his old army friends and she learns more about her father’s past. However, Hanna continues to long for the normal life she glimpsed with Sophie and becomes increasingly frustrated at the restrictions her own father imposes on her. Sensing Marissa is closing in on them, Erik and his friends begin to prepare for an attack.
4"Father"Jon JonesDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Erik is holding Marissa prisoner, trying to negotiate a deal to get him and Hanna safely out of Berlin. Meanwhile Hanna hides out with Dieter and his family. Desperate to know more about what her father is up to, Hanna discovers a huge secret in her own past. As an escape plan begins to form, Marissa attempts to make her own.
5"Town"Amy NeilIngeborg TopsoeMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Still reeling from her revelations about Erik, Hanna hides out in suburban London with Sophie, who is keeping her new friend secret from her parents. Sophie persuades Hanna to attend a school party where Hanna experiences the thrill of a teenage crush for the first time. Meanwhile, Erik’s friends desperately try to save him from the life-threatening injuries he sustained fleeing capture.
6"Mother"Amy NeilDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Sophie and Hanna’s relationship begins to turn sour over their shared interest in Anton. In the fallout from this argument, Marissa arrives at Sophie’s house pretending to be Hanna’s mother. Hanna finds herself torn between endangering Sophie and her family, or giving up her own freedom and going with Marissa. Meanwhile, a captured Erik is brutally interrogated by Sawyer and his men.
7"Road"Anders EngströmDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
Realising that Hanna will no longer accept anything but the full truth, Erik takes her back to Romania so she can learn more about her past. Meanwhile, Marissa begins to sense that Sawyer has not been telling her the full truth about UTRAX.
8"Utrax"Anders EngströmDavid FarrMarch 29, 2019 (2019-03-29)
When Erik reveals to Hanna the truth about UTRAX, she is determined to take action. Meanwhile, Marissa attempts to find out from Sawyer what has really been going on at the facility. Erik and Hanna attempt to rescue trainees from UTRAX facility, however, they manage to convince only one trainee, Clara, to escape with them. They managed to escape the facility with the help from Marissa, but Erik succumbs to his injuries.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On May 23, 2017, it was announced that Amazon had given the production a straight-to-series order. David Farr, who co-wrote the film, was expected to write the series. Executive producers were set to include Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes, and JoAnn Alfano. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Tomorrow Studios and NBCUniversal International Studios.[2][3][4][5]

On February 8, 2018, it was announced that the series would be directed by Sarah Adina Smith and that Working Title Television, with executive producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, had joined the production.[5] On April 11, 2019, it was reported that Amazon renewed the series for a second season.[6]

Casting[edit]

On February 8, 2018, it was announced that Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, and Esme Creed-Miles had been cast in the series' lead roles.[5][7][8]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series was expected to begin in March 2018 in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.[5] Filming was also set to take place in Spain at the port of Almeria and the Estación Intermodal.[9][10]

Release[edit]

The full eight-episode first season of Hanna was released March 29, 2019.[11][1] On February 3, 2019, coinciding with the broadcast of a teaser for the series during Super Bowl LIII), the first episode was made available on Amazon Video as a time-limited preview for 24 hours.[12]

Marketing[edit]

On January 4, 2019, a teaser trailer for the series was released.[13] On January 30, 2019, another teaser trailer was released, which was also broadcast as a commercial during Super Bowl LIII.[12][14]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 64% based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 6.63/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A gritty reimagining of the 2011 film, Hanna adds new wrinkles to the mythology and texture to the titular assassin — though the series' long-winded journey may try the patience of viewers who want their violent fables concise."[15] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 56 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com gave the series a negative review, saying that "it's one of the more maddening examples in recent film adapting, and not just because it’s so similar to its singular 2011 parent, Joe Wright’s Hanna."[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joseph Baxter; Alec Bojalad (February 14, 2019). "Amazon Hanna TV Series Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and More". Den of Geek. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 23, 2017). "'Hanna' TV Adaptation Gets Straight-To-Series Order At Amazon From NBCU Int'l Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Holloway, Daniel (May 23, 2017). "Amazon Orders 'Hanna' Series From NBCUniversal International Studios". Variety. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (May 23, 2017). "Amazon Orders 'Hanna' TV Adaptation to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (February 8, 2018). "'The Killing' Duo Mireille Enos & Joel Kinnaman, Esme Creed-Miles To Star In 'Hanna' TV Series Adaptation For Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (April 11, 2019). "'Hanna' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Nemetz, Dave (February 8, 2018). "Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos Reunite to Star in Amazon's Hanna Adaptation". TVLine. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 8, 2018). "'The Killing' Stars Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos Reunite to Topline Amazon's 'Hanna' TV Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Almería acoge el rodaje de la serie 'Hanna' para Amazon TV". Europa Press (in Spanish). Almería. May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  10. ^ D.M. (May 24, 2018). "La serie de televisión 'Hanna' rueda escenas en Almería". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Grupo Joly. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  11. ^ https://renewcanceltv.com/amazon-prime-video-releases-official-trailer-for-hanna-season-1/
  12. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (January 30, 2019). "'Hanna': Amazon Sets Post-Super Bowl Sneak Preview Of Drama Series – Watch The Big-Game Spot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  13. ^ Greene, Steve (January 4, 2019). "'Hanna' First Trailer: There's a Baby Missing and It's Probably Coming to Kill You". IndieWire. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  14. ^ Bennett, Anita (February 3, 2019). "'Hanna' Fights 'To Be Heard' in Super Bowl Spot for New Amazon Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Hanna: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Hanna: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  17. ^ Allen, Nick. "Amazon Clones 2011 Film Hanna for Frustrating New Series | Demanders | Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

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