MIREILLE ENOS, JOEL KINNAMAN & ESME CREED-MILES SET TO STAR IN AMAZON PRIME ORIGINAL “HANNA” TV ADAPTATION
Sarah Adina Smith will Direct the NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title Television Production
Los Angeles, 8 February 2018: NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title Television today confirm casting for the upcoming adaption of 2011 action-thriller, Hanna, for Amazon Prime Video. The series, which begins shooting in March across Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and the U.K, sees stars of “The Killing”, Mireille Enos (“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”, “World War Z”) and Joel Kinnaman (“Altered Carbon”, “Suicide Squad”, “House of Cards”) reunite alongside newcomer Esme Creed-Miles (“Dark River”, “Pond Life”, “Mister Lonely”) with Sarah Adina Smith (“Legion”, “Room 104”, “Buster’s Mal Heart”) set to direct.
Written by Emmy®-nominated David Farr (“The Night Manager”), who co-wrote the original film, “Hanna” is equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, which follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
Enos plays Marissa – an efficient and ruthless agent, having risen up the ranks of the CIA. However, beneath her cool exterior is a deeply buried secret that continues to haunt her. The reappearance of Hanna and her father Erik threaten to expose the past she has worked to repress. Kinnaman plays Erik, a hardened, intuitive and uncompromising soldier and mercenary, who, for the past 15 years, has raised his daughter in the remote forests of northern Poland. Isolated from the world he once knew, he has trained Hanna in every method of survival, with his only goal, to keep her safe. But, his teenage daughter begins to seek freedom from the restricted haven he has created.
Finally, Creed-Miles takes on her first leading role as Hanna, an extraordinary teenage girl who has lived all her life in a forest in Northern Poland until becoming the heart of an unraveling conspiracy. Hanna feels she must leave the confinement of the forest to experience life, but once in the world, Hanna is hunted by Marissa and others connected to Hanna’s hidden origins and exceptional abilities.
David Farr comments: “I’m thrilled that Hanna has managed to attract a visionary director and actors of the calibre 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.
Hanna aims to be both a raw-knuckle ride and a deeply touching family drama. It has the visceral excitement of a genuine conspiracy thriller but also the simple humanity of a rites of passage drama. Hanna is in a very unusual family. She’s a very special teenager. But all teenagers think they’re abnormal. She’s just a little more abnormal than most.”
JoAnn Alfano, EVP, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal International Studios adds: “It is fantastic to bring together David Farr’s masterful storytelling with the exceptional talents of Enos, Kinnaman, Creed-Miles and Smith. We have the ideal team for crafting an intelligent and uniquely entertaining series that deftly combines thriller, teenaged rite of passage story, family drama and action-packed adventure.”
NBCUniversal International Studios will produce Amazon Studios’ straight-to-series order alongside Working Title Television in the UK. Serving as Executive Producers are JoAnn Alfano for NBCUniversal International Studios and Andrew Woodhead for Working Title Television in addition to Marty Adelstein, who produced the original film, and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. Tom Coan serves as Co-Executive Producer for NBCUniversal International Studios and Hugh Warren is Producing. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner also serve as Executive Producers for Working Title Television.
Enos is represented by CAA, Gartner/Green Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson, Kinnaman by WME and Magnolia Entertainment, Creed Miles by Conway van Gelder Grant, Smith by WME and Principato-Young Entertainment, and Farr by Curtis Brown Group.