Hanna (TV series)
|Created by||David Farr|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||47–55 minutes|
|Original network||Prime Video|
|Original release||February 3, 2019 –|
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.
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
- Khalid Abdalla as Jerome Sawyer
- Justin Salinger as Carl Meisner
- Andy Nyman as Jacobs
- Yasmin Monet Prince as Clara (Trainee 249)
- Rhianne Barreto as Sophie - Hanna's best friend.
- Joanna Kulig as Johanna (Hanna’s mother)
- 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
- 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
- Ursula Werner as Sara Heller
- Narges Rashidi as Nima
- Leonard Rosik as Armin (Dieter and Nima's son)
- Leo Farahwaschy as Bijan
- Félicien Juttner as Olivier Moreau
- Giles Norris-Tari as Benoit Moreau
- 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
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Forest"||Sarah Adina Smith||David Farr||February 3, 2019(preview) |
March 29, 2019 (official)
|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 Smith||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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 Jones||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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 Jones||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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 Neil||Ingeborg Topsoe||March 29, 2019|
|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 Neil||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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 Engström||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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 Engström||David Farr||March 29, 2019|
|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.|
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.
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. On April 11, 2019, it was reported that Amazon renewed the series for a second season.
Principal photography for the series was expected to begin in March 2018 in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Filming was also set to take place in Spain at the port of Almeria and the Estación Intermodal.
The full eight-episode first season of Hanna was released March 29, 2019. 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.
On January 4, 2019, a teaser trailer for the series was released. On January 30, 2019, another teaser trailer was released, which was also broadcast as a commercial during Super Bowl LIII.
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." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 56 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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."
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