There's a New Hitman TV Show Coming to Hulu From the Creator of John Wick

Third time's the charm.

News by Matt Kim, .

Once again there's going to be another live-action Hitman adaptation. Unlike 2007's Hitman film, or 2015's Hitman: Agent 47, the planned Hitman adaptation will be for a new TV series on Hulu. What's more is the fact that John Wick creator, Derek Kolstad, will be writing the pilot for the series.

The news comes from Deadline which reported that Fox 21 and Hulu have decided to team up for an original Hitman television series. Kolstad will serve as an executive producer for the Hitman show which Fox 21 hopes to be a new "flagship" series for the company.

Hopefully the new show will be better than the two previous films.

IO Interactive, who developed the Hitman franchise, have recently gone independent from former parent company, Square Enix. The company recently released a Hitman: Game of the Year Edition which compiles the content from IO's episodic Hitman Season One. IO Interactive is currently working on a follow-up season.

Fox previously released a 2007 live action film simply titled Hitman that starred Justified's Timothy Olyphant. A reboot was later released in 2015 with a new cast, but neither films proved to be viable franchise starters. Hopefully with the creative talent of Kolstad, who has launched an excellent action franchise with John Wick, Agent 47 can become the action star he deserves with the new Hulu series.

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  • Avatar for Vodka-Tonic #1 Vodka-Tonic 5 months ago
    I don't have much hope for TV or film adaptations of video games, but at least the pilot could be good.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #2 Wellman2nd 5 months ago
    I think the first Hitman film was a decent Saturday afternoon time waster. Never saw the second one, but the biggest problem with the franchise being adapted is same problem I think stuff like Zelda or Metroid would have if adapted, the main character. The main character is meant to be a blank slate so when you write in a personality it doesn't always appeal to the core audience that may have their own thoughts on who the main character is.
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