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JOHN WICK Creator Brings HITMAN TV Series To Hulu

JOHN WICK Creator Brings HITMAN TV Series To Hulu

After two feature films, Agent 47 has found a new target on television. Hulu is developing a TV series based upon the Hitman video game franchise with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, writing the pilot episode.

According to Deadline, the new Hitman series will “hew closely” to Agent 47’s mythology, as laid out in the previously released games. Agent 47 is an assassin-for-hire who has a reputation for never failing to kill his targets. While working for the covert organization known as the International Contract Agency, Agent 47 discovered that he was literally created to be the perfect killer, with no real identity to call his own.

Because the films had to tweak and condense Agent 47’s backstory, it’s possible that the show will be able to explore his history and creation in greater detail. But one of the games’ primary attractions isn’t the backstory, it’s the ability to play Agent 47 as he goes undercover to take out his targets. The most recent title in the series, Hitman, was released episodically while offering increasingly creative ways for players to fulfill Agent 47’s missions. While the show won’t be able to replicate that interactive touch, this Hulu series could easily lend itself to an approach based on that format.

Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend portrayed Agent 47 in the two Hitman movies, but the role will most likely be recast again for the TV series. Whoever lands this part is going to have brush up on their action skills and get used to shaving their head for the duration of the series.

Who would you cast as the new Agent 47? Pick out your targets in the comment section below!

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