New Hitman TV Series to Stick Closely to the Games
Fox 21 and Hulu are partnering for a new television series based on IO Interactive’s Hitman video game series. The pilot episode will be penned by Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of the much-loved and violent John Wick film series.
Deadline is reporting that Kolstad, who is currently writing the third John Wick film, will executive produce the series alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. The plan is for the show to stick closely to the video game material and become a flagship series for Hulu.
The popular video game series has been adapted for the silver screen twice before in the past. Both 2007’s Hitman and 2015’s Hitman: Agent 47 were released by Fox and failed to resonate with critics and audiences. The first movie starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the leading role and Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the second movie. The new TV series will be the third attempt to bring the popular series to live-action but the first for television.
The new series will be overseen at Fox 21 by Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan, and Kira Innes and at Hulu by Jordan Helman.
The latest game, which was released episodically throughout 2016, was a critical success and sold over 7 million copies. IO Interactive is working on two more new Hitman games.
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