A Hitman TV series is now in the works by John Wick franchise creator Derek Kolstad. Film adaptations of Agent 47's adventures have often failed to figure this out, instead opting to give audiences loud gunfights and hand-to-hand melees.
We'll have more on the Hitman series as more is known. But after two separate movies this will a TV show on Hulu.
Derek Kolstad has been tapped to write the pilot script.
Produced by Kolstad, Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon, Hulu's Hitman does not yet have a release date. With new games planned, Agent 47's episodic series is in rude health-and is now in-line for a television series. It has players taking on the role of Agent 47 as he figures out ways to use the environment and an assortment of tools and weapons to eliminate his targets.
The Hitman franchise has previously been on the big screen twice. 2007's Hitman, starring a weirdly cast Timothy Olyphant, was goofy fun but not particularly in keeping with what the series excelled at. Seeing as he will pen the pilot, Kolstad's experience writing assassins will certainly be an asset in regards to adapting the franchise. Fox 21 will oversee the project, with Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan and Kira Innes working alongside Hulu's Jordan Helman. Eight years (and numerous video game sequels, ) later, a reboot arrived with 2015's Hitman: Agent 47, which, directed by Aleksander Bach, cast Rupert Friend as 47.