Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

A 'Hitman' TV Series Is In The Works From 'John Wick' Creator

A 'Hitman' TV Series Is In The Works From 'John Wick' Creator

Despite being dropped by Square Enix earlier this year, going indie was a "genuine watershed moment" for Hitman studio IO Interactive.

Hitman is a popular video game series starring the cool character of Agent 47. According to Deadline, Kolstad's on board to write the pilot and executive produce the series. Hulu and Fox21 are developing a series based on the franchise, set to release on the former's streaming service. Handled on behalf of the organisation by Diana Burnwood, Agent 47 is known as the deadliest and most efficient killer of the bunch.

Deadline is reporting that Kolstad, who is now writing the third John Wick film, will executive produce the series alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. The pilot episode will be penned by Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of the much-loved and violent John Wick film series. But after two separate movies this will a TV show on Hulu. Kolstad's understated writing and ability to create a just-so fantasy world of hitman hotels and elegant "rules" dictating fistfights in Rome's streets should serve the video game well, considering its backstory is a mix of James Bond-esque homicidal glamor and goofy SF. The games, however, tell a different tale.

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The story revolves around Agent 47 (usually simply referred to as "47" or "Mr. 47"), a cloned assassin-for-hire, whose flawless record places him in high demand among the wealthy and elite. Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend played the movie version hitman.

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