The popular video game franchise Hitman is coming to Hulu. Fox 21 and Hulu have revealed that they have green-lit a series based on the franchise with a pilot script already being written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad.
Alongside Kolstad, Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon will be taking charge with Fox 21’s Bert Salke, Gloria Fan, Kira Innes, and Jane Francis to oversee the project. Hulu reportedly hopes that Hitman can be a flagship series for them. The intention of this new series is to hew closely to the mythology of the perennially popular video game series.
The Hitman franchise has already been turned into two major films with 2007’s Hitman with Timothy Olyphant in the lead role, and Hitman: Agent 47 from 2015, with Rupert Friend starring. This will be the third attempt to bring the acclaimed series to life, and frankly, the bar has not been set very high so here’s hoping that Kolstad and Co. can turn in something worth an audience’s attention.
Hitman has sold more than 25 million copies since being launched in 2000. It centers on Agent 47, a meticulous and lethal assassin with a mysterious backstory. The latest game is simply called Hitman, and it sold 7 million copies. Two more Hitman games are in development at IO Interactive.
Since this series is still in the early stages of development, don’t count on seeing it hit the streaming platform anytime soon, but the wheels are turning on bring Agent 47 to the small screen in a faithful adaptation.
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