Based on Joe Wright’s 2011 action film starring Saoirse Ronan, Amazon Prime Video’s Hanna abandons the fairy-tale themes of the movie and offers a grittier approach instead.
The first season landed on Prime in March 2019, introducing viewers to the titular teenager – a highly skilled assassin raised by her father in isolation, to protect her from a CIA agent determined to eliminate her.
Here’s everything you need to know about Hanna’s upcoming second season…
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Will there be a season 2 of Hanna?
It’s good news for fans of the season! In April 2019, Amazon confirmed a second season would hit its streaming service in 2020.
— Hanna (@HannaOnPrime) April 11, 2019
When will Hanna season 2 be released on Amazon Prime Video?
Hanna season two launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 3rd July 2020.
The first season of Hanna follows the titular teenager (played by Esmé Creed-Miles) and her struggle for survival in the hostile wilderness of a Polish forest. Her father Erik (Joel Kinnaman), has raised and trained her in the woods – away from CIA operative Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and her child super soldier programme Utrax.
It is revealed that Erik used to be an agent himself, and the main recruiter of pregnant mothers for the programme. That’s how he meets Hanna’s mother, who dies while they escape trying to protect Hanna as a baby.
Unbeknown to the pair, Marissa continues to create a genetically weaponised army of girls, however, renamed Utrax Regenesis. Hanna eventually learns of the programme’s continuation and discovers dozens of new trainees – which she calls her ‘sisters’ – with identical abilities to her.
It ended with Erik fatally wounded and Hanna once again on the run from the operatives who seek to destroy her.
Season 2 will likely focus on Hanna’s new ‘sisters’ and their progress as trainees within the programme. Despite sharing genetic abilities with Hanna, they’ve had very different upbringings, so their development at a mysterious location called ‘The Meadows’ should make an intriguing watch.
Fans will also be keen to learn more of Marissa’s ambiguous fate.
Who’s in the cast?
Leading the Hanna cast, returning characters Hanna, Marissa and recruit 249 will join fan favourite Sophie (Rhianne Barreto) and a host of characters from season 1. It is unlikely that Jerome Sawyer (Khalid Abdalla) and Erik will reappear following their deaths at the end of the first season.
New cast additions will include Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Anthony Welsh (Fleabag), and Severine Howell-Meri (Casualty), along with Cherelle Skeete (Call the Midwife).
Is there a trailer?
Yes, you can watch ithe teaser below, featuring new cast member Dermot Mulroney as he watches CCTV footage of a newly blonde Hanna – who appears to have infiltrated the school for genetically modified child soldiers.
You can also watch the full trailer below, which shows us the other teenagers whom Hanna goes to live with at the mysterious residence called ‘The Meadows’.