A drama series that has been generating a lot of buzz since its freshman season rolled out at the end of March will be back for a second season. Amazon Prime broke the news on Twitter, with Esme Creed-Miles, who plays the title role on “Hanna,” telling viewers of the show’s renewal in a short video clip.
Deadline quotes Albert Cheng, co-head of television for Amazon Studios, saying this week: “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 Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. We’re excited to give fans a chance to see Hanna continue her journey on Amazon.”
The series is based on Joe Wright’s 2011 film and written by Farr (“The Night Manager”). The eight-episode first season debuted globally March 29.
The series is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios.
Season two will be written by Farr, who also is executive producer.