Somebody at Amazon is very, very smart.
AMC’s The Killing was a very good series, though not without fault — the storylines were dragged out too long — especially that unnecessary first season cliffhanger. What kept people watching were its fantastic leads, Detectives Linden and Holder, played by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Currently, you’ll find the former on Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and the latter kicking ass on Netflix’s Altered Carbon, but the once and former partners will soon be pairing up again and I, for one, cannot wait.
Amazon is gifting us a series adaptation based on Joe Wright’s 2011 film, Hanna, which starred Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, and Saoirse Ronan as the titular young assassin.
Penned by the movie’s co-writer, David Farr, and directed by Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, Buster Mal’s Heart), Samantha Morton’s daughter, Esme Creed-Miles (Pond Life, Dark River) will star in the series as Hanna,
with Enos in as Marissa, and Kinnaman playing Hanna’s “father”, Erik; the story picks up with Erik raising his daughter in the woods of northern Poland, teaching her to hunt and survive.
Farr sounds as excited as we are at the Kinnaman-Enos reunion:
I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the caliber 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. “