John Wick creator working on Hitman TV show

Cesar Mills
November 15, 2017

The good news is that the script for the pilot is being written by Derek Kolstad, creator and writer of the excellent John Wick films.

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The new Hitman TV series is being set-up at Hulu and Fox 21 and will be based on the video games that have shifted over 25 million copies worldwide.

Kolstad will also be executive producing the project alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. The general premise of the "Hitman" games revolves around a high-skilled cloned assassin-for-hire simply named Agent 47, who carries out missions in association with the mysterious Agency.

This is not the first time the series has gone outside of gaming. In 2007, Leon: The Professional director Luc Besson produced Hitman starring Justified'sTimothy Olyphant as Agent 47. Since he already knows how to write characters who happen to assassinate others well, it makes sense that this pilot will be much more in-tune with fans of both the last game and the series as a whole.

Fox 21, Hulu, and IO Interactive have not shared any details regarding the story or structure of the new series. 2015's reboot Hitman: Agent 47 (starring Rupert Friend as the eponymous hitman) basically sank without a trace after release.

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