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‘Night Manager’ Writer’s TV Adaptation of ‘Hanna’ Picked Up by Amazon

The 2011 thriller starred Saoirse Ronan as a young assassin

Amazon has picked up a television adaptation of the 2011 Saoirse Ronan thriller “Hanna” straight to series, a person close to the streaming service told TheWrap on Tuesday.

The series was being developed by David Farr, the writer behind the BBC show “The Night Manager” (which aired on AMC in the U.S.). Farr co-wrote the original film, which was directed by Joe Wright. Wright, however, will not be involved with the adaptation.

The movie version of “Hanna” is an action thriller starring Ronan as a teenage girl raised by her ex-CIA operative father (Eric Bana). Cate Blanchett also starred as an agent who is tasked with finding and killing Hanna and her father. It’s not so easy though, since Hanna has been trained as a skilled assassin.

The new series will follow Hanna as she attempts to escape an off-the-book CIA agent and tries to figure out who she is.

The project is being developed with NBCUniversal International Studios.

“From the moment JoAnn Alfano and I saw Hanna it was evident that the film would make an incredible TV series. Fortunately, David Farr felt there was more Hanna story to tell and wanted to revisit this extraordinary world,” Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, said in a statement. “The team at Amazon have been incredibly supportive and we are delighted this show will air on a platform that continues to generate exceptional content.”

“I am delighted to be able to return to the ‘Hanna’ story. Joe Wright’s movie was dazzling but inevitably there were certain elements that a feature length film wasn’t able fully to explore. It’s a pleasure therefore to be able to revisit the material in a longer format and take Hanna into whole new physical and emotional worlds. Amazon have shown such passion for the project and is the perfect home for ‘Hanna,'” said Farr.

Scott Nemes and JoAnn Alfano for NBCUniversal International Studios will serve as executive producers along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Scott Herbst and Tom Coan will be co-executive producers.

“I am thrilled to be revisiting this fantastic story. Hanna is one of the highlights of my career, and I look forward to seeing this story continue with David Farr,” Adelstein, who was a producer on the original film, added.