'Hanna' Season 2 Amazon Release Date, Cast And Plot Update
Amazon has renewed its action drama series Hanna for a second season. After the release of its first season last Friday, March 29, the streaming platform has confirmed that the show will return for another run in 2020.
Hanna received a second season renewal because it offered a unique story for Amazon subscribers, as per Albert Cheng, Amazon Prime's head of television, in a press release. Viewers responded well to the show that Amazon wasted no time in confirming the second season.
"We knew we had something unique with Hanna, and with the added momentum from its special post-Super Bowl preview, Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide agreed," Cheng said. "We're excited to give fans a chance to see Hanna continue her journey on Amazon."
Based on a 2011 movie starring Saoirse Ronan and co-written by David Farr, Hanna is about a 15-year-old girl (played by Esme Creed-Miles) who grew up in a secluded forest somewhere in Eastern Europe. Her father, Erik Heller (played by Joel Kinnaman), is a mercenary who has been training Hanna to master combat and survival skills. Her mother died when she was a baby.
But then CIA operative Marissa Wiegler (played by Mireille Enos) figured out where the fugitive Erik has been holed up with his daughter. She launched an attack on the family's hideout, which triggered the events of Hanna's life on the run.
Now separated from her father, Hanna has to use the skills he taught her so that she won't get caught by the CIA. Eventually, however, Hanna learned the truth -- that she was kidnapped by Erik and that she is a genetically-engineered super soldier created in a program in the CIA called the Utrax.
The show, however, is also about a teenager's coming of age story. After Hanna manages to evade Marissa and her team, she ended up in London and lived a normal life for a while.
The Amazon series touched on themes and other storylines that were not expounded in the film version. For instance, the finale of Hanna season 1 revealed that there are other young super soldiers just like her. Will Hanna try to save them from the CIA in the second season?
The show also made Marissa's character a trusted ally of Hanna by the end of the Hanna season 1. In the film version, Marissa died.
Creed-Miles and Enos are expected to reprise their roles in Hanna season 2. However, the jury is still out on Kinnaman who's character died in the series. The actor is also busy with several projects, which might get in the way of his schedule with filming for the Amazon series. However, Farr acknowledged that Kinnaman has a crucial part in Hanna that it's possible he could be back for season 2, as per Express.