Nearly four years after saying goodbye to Detectives Stephen Holder and Sarah Linden on The Killing, fans will one day soon get a chance to see stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos sharing the screen together again. Kinnaman and Enos have signed on to star in the upcoming Amazon action thriller Hanna, a TV adaptation of the enjoyable 2011 film of the same name. But don't expect them to be partnered up this time.
The TV iteration of Hanna, as it went for the feature, will focus on a highly dangerous teenage girl who is raised by her father to be an extremely badass assassin. And speaking of Hanna's father, that's precisely who Joel Kinnaman has been tapped to play. (Eric Bana took the part in the film.) As Erik, Kinnaman will play a soldier who has survived many battles and aims for his daughter to learn a similar set of survival skills, with the pair staying in the remote forests of Poland.
On the other side of the lawful spectrum, Mireille Enos will be playing a CIA agent who goes by the name Marissa. (She was played in the film by Cate Blanchett.) According to TVLine, Marissa is an ambitious woman, which will almost certainly help in her current quest to track Hanna down. While details are scarce beyond those, we can almost definitely expect to see Erik and Hanna emerging from their wooded setting with some lethal ferocity, and if we're lucky, we'll get to see Erik and Marissa getting into the kind of throwdown that Kinnaman and Enos likely never would have been a part of on The Killing.
Hanna has been in the works for almost a year now, and Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos' castings definitely make for the project's biggest news story yet. It was also announced that the title role of Hanna will be played by Esme Creed-Miles, who is perhaps best known for portraying Shirley Temple in Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely. The film's co-writer David Farr will be writing the pilot's script, and it will be directed by Sarah Adina Smith, who helmed episodes of HBO's Room 104 and an upcoming installment for Legion Season 2.
Funnily enough, Joel Kinnaman reunited with The Killing's Kristin Lehman for Netflix's Altered Carbon, which recently released to wildly varying opinions. Kinnaman also worked with Netflix on a couple of House of Cards seasons, so he's obviously comfortable with the streaming world, and he's got Suicide Squad 2 on the horizon. (Netflix was also responsible for producing the fourth and final season of The Killing.) Hanna will be Mireille Enos' second Amazon show, since she also starred in the "Father Thing" installment of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. Having starred on ABC's The Catch for two seasons, Enos will next be seen in Neil Gaiman's highly anticipated adaptation of Good Omens.
Since Hanna is still in the casting stages of pre-production, it's unclear when the project might actually make its way to streamers' homes. We're hoping for the end of the year, but 2019 sounds more likely. Until then, though, check out everything that'll show up before then with our 2018 Amazon schedule and our midseason premiere schedule.
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