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

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

The latest Hitman game just received a Game of the Year edition, complete with a new mini-campaign, and another game in the series is in the works. As of right now though, an actor has yet to be chosen for the role of Agent 47. Granted, they both kind of missed the mark when it came to the whole "Silent Assassin" motif, instead offering up someone who'd likely get a "Serial Killer" rating upon mission completion, but I firmly believe those flicks were much closer to the spirit of their respective source material than, say, the Resident Evil movies.

Television is a better fit for the Hitman franchise as it's an episodic game by its very nature. Regardless, we're going to have to wait until 2019 in order to find out. Action is something that does occur in the Hitman series, true, but it's typically something a player is forced into after making a mistake.

Hulu has picked up a Hitman series adaptation, teaming up with Fox 21 and John Wick creator Derek Kolstad to adapt the best-selling video game from IO Interactive. Deadline reports a Hitman series is being developed for Hulu. He has penned the pilot and will serve as an executive producer alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon, under the purview of Fox 21's Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan and Kira Innes, and Hulu's Jordan Helman. Maybe the third time's the charm.

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The 2007 Hitman film, directed by Skip Woods, saw Timothy Olyphant play Agent 47. There's a lot more room for stealth, development, intrigue, and more planned out assassinations like the games in this format.

Hulu's Hitman doesn't now have an airdate but we'll keep you updated as more information arrives.