Hitman TV series planned for Hulu by John Wick creator

Posted November 15, 2017

Undeterred by the "modest" performance of the two adaptations released in cinemas, another studio is having a stab at bringing Hitman to the screen, just a much smaller one this time out. No sooner is the GOTY Edition of the latest Hitman adventure out of the door that it transpires a new Hitman TV series is in development for streaming service Hulu. According to Deadline, the aim of the series is to make it a flagship show for Hulu's original programming.

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A Hitman TV series is now in the works by John Wick franchise creator Derek Kolstad.

As reported by Deadline, a pilot script is now in the works for a Hitman series, with the intention of airing the series (should it get picked up from the pilot) on Hulu. Io Interactive has already confirmed it's working on a new Hitman game, but recently said it doesn't plan to start talking about the project until sometime next year. Both 2007's Hitman and 2015's Hitman: Agent 47 were released by Fox and failed to resonate with critics and audiences. Seeing as he will pen the pilot, Kolstad's experience writing assassins will certainly be an asset in regards to adapting the franchise. The first movie starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the leading role and Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the second movie.

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Kolstad, who wrote the first two critically-acclaimed John Wick films and the upcoming third installment, will serve as an executive producer on the new Hitman series.

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