A Hitman TV Series Is Currently In Development

Hulu working on live-action Hitman series

Hitman is coming to screens once again.

It's reported that not only will Hitman get the silver screen treatment, but it will also be written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad.

The original PC game Hitman: Codename 47 came out in 2000 and introduced the world to Agent 47, a cloned assassin whose set of skills make his services highly sought-after, not unlike Keanu Reeve's John Wick character.

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. The games, however, tell a different tale.

The franchise follows Agent 47, a genetically modified assassin who takes targets out in ridiculous fashion, often incorporating the environment into his kills.

Hitman is a long-running video game franchise. A 2015 reboot, Hitman: Agent 47, was directed by Aleksander Bach.

The series is not new to the film medium. The first movie starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the leading role and Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the second movie. The other could be a mobile game for all we know. Whether that means they're planning for something long-running is still up in the air, but at least the content feels like it'll be in good hands.

Third time lucky for a live action Hitman? Is it the most adventurous move on Kolstad's part?

Deadline is reporting that Kolstad, who is now writing the third John Wick film, will executive produce the series alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon.

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