Amazon has renewed Hanna for a second season.
Based on Joe Wright’s acclaimed 2011 film, Hanna’s eight-episode first season premiered last month. Written by David Farr (The Night Manager), who co-wrote the original feature, it stars Esmé Creed-Miles as the 15-year-old daughter, who was raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe. She spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman, The Killing). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos, The Killing), and her team of agents.
Now, within a few weeks of the show’s debut, Amazon Studios has confirmed it has picked a second season with its co-producers NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title Television.
“We knew we had something unique with Hanna, and with the added momentum from its special post-Super Bowl preview, Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide agreed,” says Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Since it debuted only ten days ago, Hanna has had a tremendous response, and we’re thrilled with not only how it has performed for us on the service, but with the action-packed world David Farr has created for the series and the stellar cast, led by Esmé Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, and Joel Kinnaman. We’re excited to give fans a chance to see Hanna continue her journey on Amazon.”
“I am very much looking forward to taking Hanna on the next stage of her journey,” comments Farr. “It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I feel hugely supported by NBCU, Working Title and Amazon. The next season will take us into a whole new imaginative world. I can’t wait to explore fresh terrain for this lonely young woman who wants only to belong, but who has to fight every day just to survive.”
Jeff Wachtel, President, NBCUniversal International Studios adds: “It’s a wonderful example of what we look to do as a Studio – a brilliant idea brought to life by a world class creative team.”
Season 2 will be written by Farr, who also serves as Executive Producer. Tom Coan (The Long Song) will serve as Executive Producer for NBCUniversal International Studios. Executive Producers for Working Title Television are Andrew Woodhead (Spooks), Eric Fellner (Les Misérables) and Tim Bevan (Atonement). Marty Adelstein (The Experiment) and Becky Clements(Last Man Standing) will also serve as Executive Producers alongside Scott Nemes (Hanna). Laura Hastings-Smith is Series Producer (The Little Drummer Girl). Season 2 will premiere in 2020.
Hanna: Season 1 is available on Amazon Prime Video, as part of a£5.99 monthly subscription.