Contrary to what you might be thinking right now, no, you are not dreaming.
Deadline confirms that Hulu and 21st Century Fox have teamed up with John Wick film series creator Derek Kolstad for a Hitman television series. Based on the international best-selling episodic stealth video game series developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, Hitman will potentially become a flagship series at Hulu, the streaming site that is in tight competition with the current champ Netflix.
Not only will Kolstad pen the script for the upcoming series, but he will also serve as an executive producer alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan, and Kira Innes will oversee the project for 21st Century Fox, and Jordan Helman will do the same on Hulu’s behalf.
Additional details about the Hitman television adaptation, such as casting announcements or potential director(s), haven’t been discussed. That said, however, we do know that series will be deeply rooted in the game series’ story, which centers around a scrupulous, sharply lethal, and incredibly enigmatic assassin known as Agent 47. It’s been said that the show will follow more closely to the franchise’s mythos as opposed to taking a specific narrative angle as seen in the Fox-released films Hitman (2007) and Hitman: Agent 47 (2015).
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