'Hanna', Amazon's show which premiered March 29 has been renewed for a second season on the face of critical acclaim. The show inspired by the 2011 film 'Hanna', features Esme Creed-Miles in the titular role as a teenage trained assassin and Joel Kinnaman plays her father Eric Heller who initially brings her up in the safety of the forests of eastern Europe.
The show featured eight episodes and we saw Hanna break out from the confines of the forest and explore what it means to live around fellow human beings while she is on the run from rogue agent Marissa played by Mireille Enos.
According to a report in Deadline, Albert Cheng, co-head of Television, Amazon Studios, was quoted saying: "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."
He also added, “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.”
Farr who wrote the first season is also onboard for season 2 and he said: “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.”
Tom Coan will serve as executive producer for NBC Universal International Studios. Andrew Woodhead, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will be the executive producers for Working Title Television, and Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements will also serve as executive producers alongside Scott Nemes. Laura Hastings-Smith will be the series producer.