David Farr‘s (The Night Manager) series adaptation of Joe Wright’s acclaimed 2011 film Hanna clearly made a strong first (season) impression on Amazon. Less than two weeks after its March 29th premiere, the critically-acclaimed drama has recived a second season order from the streaming service. Farr will return to pen season 2 of the series, produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios.
“I am very much looking forward to taking Hanna on the next stage of her journey. 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.”
– David Farr
In Season One, 15-year-old Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles), who was raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and her team of agents.
Hanna has no choice but to embark on a perilous journey alone across Europe as she seeks to reunite with her father and evade – and ultimately take down – the dangerous agents who target them. Hanna’s isolated upbringing leads her to face particularly daunting physical and emotional challenges along the way, as she navigates an ever-deepening conspiracy – one that could be the undoing of both her and her father.
Farr serves as executive producer alongside NBCUniversal International Studios’ Tom Coan, Working Title Television’s Andrew Woodhead, Eric Fellner, and Tim Bevan; and Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Scott Nemes. Laura Hastings-Smith (The Little Drummer Girl, Hunger) is series producer.
“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. 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.”
– Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios