‘Hanna’: everything you need to know about the series

The productions of the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video are overwhelming the competition and leaving fans of good stories stunned. Within its catalog we can find its new jewel Hanna, the series inspired by the movie released in 2011 with the same name.

The series was launched at dawn (Spanish time) on February 3, 2019 with its first chapter called “Bosque”, but it was available for a limited time -until 5:00 p.m.- that same day, leaving users on hold for a month until its final release at the end of March.

We are talking about one of Amazon’s main bets, with a plot that goes out of the mold, with excellent reviews for both performances and photography, showing impressive landscapes, mostly mountainous. It is a production focused on drama and action. Without further ado, it’s time for us to talk in depth about this gripping story.

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What is Hanna about?

As we mentioned earlier the series is a adaptation of the action drama film of the same name, directed by Joe Wright, brought to the big screen in 2011.

This feature film tells the story of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan), raised under an intensive training regimen by her father. They are both being chased by a CIA agent (Cate Blanchett) who is seeking revenge. Hana will have to go on a journey to discover why.

For its part, the series follows a similar story. In fact, the synopsis provided by Amazon Prime describes the following: “Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young woman, Hanna, as she escapes a relentless unofficial manhunt by a CIA agent and tries to uncover the truth. about who he really is. ” But, of course, the interpreters change.

Production

The series is the brainchild of David Farr, the original film’s co-writer, who also serves as a screenwriter.. Accompanied by Sarah Adina Smith, director, and Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Scott Nemes, JoAnn Alfano, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as executive producers. Hanna, is a story that unites great production companies such as: NBC Universal International Studios, Focus Features, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios.

It should be remembered that Sarah Andina Smith stood out in the direction of other productions under the same format, such as Room 104. Farr, for his part, gives a characteristic touch to this remake, since he did not bother to modify the language to a television one . Each episode gives the feeling of being a movie in itself, a risk taken but, according to the critics, it has penetrated the public.

The series began filming in March 2018, in European countries such as Hungary, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and Spain, where the port of Almería and the Intermodal Station were used. These locations give a unique identity stamp to the production in which snowy environments and wild landscapes are the protagonists.

Distribution

At this point it is important to note that the Hanna series is an original Amazon Prime production, this means that to enjoy it you must have access to the streaming platform. And it is that although at first the rumor of an agreement with the television network Antena 3 spread, for the second season, this did not come to fruition. It is also not available on Netflix, nor Disney Plus.

Distribution

For many, the series far surpasses the film and, partly, thanks to this, it is because of the staging of great performances. The production has a cast of renowned actors making the plot hook the audience from the first episode.

The spotlight is taken by Esme Creed-Miles, playing Hanna, daughter of renowned actors Charlie Creed-Miles and Samantha Morton. Alongside her, Erik Heller, playing Joel Kinnaman, that is, her father, and Mireile Enos as Marissa Wiegler, the CIA agent. This couple is known for being part of The Killing, so you will see good chemistry between them. The rest of the cast is made up of:

  • Khalid adalla
  • Justin salinger
  • Rhianne Barreto
  • Yasmin bonnet prince
  • Joanna kulig
  • Felicien Juttner
  • Katharina heyer
  • Lynsey marshal
  • Benno furmann
  • Paul Sharma (Season 2)
  • Noah Tailor (Season Two)
  • Darien Asian (Season 2)
  • Fernanda Diniz (Second season)

The second season

On July 3, 2020, the second season of the series premiered, which has better reviews, because in this second installment “Hanna” has a better balance between action and escapism, becoming a fairly addictive production. It is a considerable improvement considering that in the first part the pace is a bit slow, although it was not surprising because it focuses on the origin of the main character.

At the end of the first season, Hanna discovers the CIA program, UTRAX, which is in charge of turning ordinary young men into supersoldiers, imparting the same training that the protagonist was subjected to. The mission will be to infiltrate the base called Los pardos to rescue her only friend, Clara, who was kidnapped by members of the program.

The specialists pointed out that this second installment maintains all the good of the first season, but with the inclusion of more action from the beginning, also with the promise of involving an emotional intensity as can be seen in the original film. Finally, it is pertinent to note that most of the reviews were good, although some considered it too attached to what the public wants.

Conclution

The Hanna series, despite its good reviews and excellent history, is currently underrated, because it has not counted on the noise of other productions that do not reach the same quality. However, users who discover this exciting story are trapped and asking for more.

With the second season, by improving in aspects such as violence, script and performances, Hanna manages to place herself as a hidden masterpiece among so many series available today. In addition, its format and distribution allows you to complete both deliveries in 4 days, so if you have a subscription to the Amazon Prime streaming platform, we recommend that you immerse yourself in this compelling story. Will be worth.

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