Friday, 24 November, 2017

Hitman TV Series Coming to Hulu from 'John Wick' Creator

Sherri Watson | 14 November, 2017, 04:17

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. Deadline reports that Fox 21 Television Studios and Hulu are developing a new series based on the assassin, with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad enlisted to write.

Other than Kolstad in the producer and writing role, the project is overseen by Fox 21 head Bert Salke himself.

The first Hitman video game launched in 2000 with Hitman: Codename 47, and there have been eight more installments since then, selling more than 25 million copies combined. Known only as Agent 47, his latest target is a corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers even more powerful than him. Unlike 2007's Hitman film, or 2015's Hitman: Agent 47, the planned Hitman adaptation will be for a new TV series on Hulu. John Wick is a great framework to pull a series like this from, but without Chad Stahelski at the helm I'm cautiously optimistic as to what the end result will be.

Like numerous failed video game adaptations before it, Hitman doesn't have a golden track record on the big screen. Both are critical disasters with 15% and 9% RottenTomatoes scores respectively.

This is not the first time the series has gone outside of gaming.