Will there be a season 4 of Hanna on Amazon Prime Video?

Will Hanna return for a fourth season on Prime Video?

Esme Creed Miles as Hanna in the Amazon Prime Video series Hanna

It’s been almost two years since the third season of Hanna premiered on Prime Video, and if you’re wondering whether there will be a Hanna season 4, we have some not-so-good news for you.

Is Hanna season 4 happening?

A few weeks before the third season of Hanna debuted in November 2021, series creator David Farr revealed that there would be no Hanna season 4.

“That was always the intention, to be honest,” Farr told Entertainment Weekly of Amazon’s decision not to order a fourth season. “If you look back at when I was talking about the second season, I talked about how it needed ‘the third act.’ I come from the theater originally, and I always have full act structure in my head to how a piece of drama plays out. And in this case, I felt that there was this very clear arc.”

Justifying the move to not renew the show for a fourth season, Farr pointed out that each season of the show had followed a different chapter in Hanna’s life, with the third season completing her journey into adulthood.

“You’ve got the upbringing of the child Hanna, then you’ve got the adolescent Hanna, and then act 3 is the end of her journey,” Farr said. “And each of those parts of the journey involves the discovery of different parts of herself emotionally. It also involves huge discoveries in terms of things she didn’t know and things we didn’t know, and that’s true very much this season. So that’s how I’ve always had it planned.”

While some fans were hoping for more seasons of Hanna, Farr said that concluding the series on his own terms is already a huge blessing, because not all showrunners get to do that. “I believe that television should be brave enough to have fully shaped dramas,” he said. “I think some shows, of course, are deliberately endlessly running, and that’s fine, but I think there’s a pleasure in actually having an arc that you obey and observe.”

What is Hanna about?

The TV series Hanna is about a young girl named Hanna who has been raised in the forest by her stepfather, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman), to be a highly trained assassin. When Hanna is 15 years old, Erik is killed by Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) a rogue CIA agent who is determined to eliminate Hanna and the other super-soldiers created in the UTRAX program. Hanna is forced to flee into the world on her own, and she must use her skills to survive and evade capture by Marissa and her team.

As Hanna travels the world, she begins to learn more about her past and the true nature of the UTRAX program. She also makes new friends and allies, who help her on her journey. Hanna is a complex and compelling character, and the series explores her coming-of-age story as well as the themes of identity, family, and free will.

The TV series Hanna is based on the 2011 film of the same name, but it expands on the story and characters in a number of ways.

What happened in Hanna season 3?

HANNA Season 3 – Official Trailer | Prime Video

The third season picked up almost immediately after the end of season 2 with the titular character (Esmé Creed-Miles) embarking on her new secret mission to take down Utrax ― the sinister government organization that created her and trained her to be an assassin.

Esmé Creed-Miles as Hanna
Esmé Creed-Miles as Hanna

In an attempt to destroy Utrax from the inside and free herself from its grasp, Hanna teamed up with her previous nemesis, former CIA agent Marissa Wiegler, and coerced high-ranking Utrax agent John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney) into aiding their mission. But as Hanna moved closer to her goal, her fellow young assassins Sandy (Áine Rose Daly) and Jules (Gianna Kiehl), as well as the terrifying new foe named, Gordon Evans (Ray Liotta), started to suspect and tried to thwart her plan.

Mireille Enos as Marissa Wiegler in Hanna
Mireille Enos as Marissa Wiegler in Hanna

In the series finale, titled Do Not Sleep, Marissa and Hanna pretended to surrender to Pioneer in order to get to Max (Gabriel Akuwudike) and his private key. Hanna disguised herself to protect Abbas (Adam Bessa). Sandy was brought in to find and kill Hanna. Fake Marissa (Michelle Duncan) trusted Terri (Cherrelle Skeete) to deliver Max’s private key to Ethan (Sam Swainsbury).

Hanna killed Abbas’ pursuers but Nadiya (Léann Hamo) was discovered by Sandy. Meanwhile, Jules followed Sandy to the farmhouse and killed her when she refused to change. Marissa then killed Stapleton (Chloe Pirrie) and her father but succumbed to her own wounds. The final season concluded with Hanna resettling in Boston.

Hanna’s critical reception

All three seasons of the action series are well received by critics. Among the show’s three installments, season 2 has the highest critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes. “Stronger action and better balance help Hanna’s second season slip into a deadly, diverting groove,” reads the website’s critical consensus for the show’s sophomore run.

The action drama series also received several recognitions from different award-giving bodies throughout its three-season run. In 2019, Hanna was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2020 and 2021, the TV series received nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing from the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Hanna also got three nominations at the 2021 Critics Choice Super Awards: Best Action Series, Best Actress in an Action Series for Esme Creed-Miles, and Best Actress in Action Series for Mireille Enos.

Where was Hanna filmed?

Hanna is filmed in a variety of locations around the world, including:

  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Morocco

The show’s creators wanted to create a visually stunning and international series, and they chose filming locations that would reflect the diversity of Hanna’s journey. For example, the scenes in the first season that are set in Hanna’s childhood home were filmed in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. The scenes in the second season that are set at the Meadows campus were filmed at Bramshill House in the UK. And the scenes in the third season that are set in Morocco were filmed in the city of Essaouira.

The filmmakers also wanted to create a sense of realism in the show, so they chose filming locations that would be believable as the places where the story takes place. For instance, the scenes in the first season that are set in Poland were filmed in the Slovak Paradise National Park, which is a real forest. And the scenes in the sophomore run that are set in Berlin were filmed in the real city of Berlin.

The diversity of filming locations in Hanna helps to create a sense of adventure and excitement in the show. It also helps to ground the story in reality, making it more relatable to viewers.

Hanna release date

Hanna premiered on Amazon Prime Video on March 29, 2019. The first season has 8 episodes, the second season has 8 episodes, and the third season has 6 episodes. The show is complete, with its final installment dropping on the streaming service in November 2021.

Where to watch Hanna

All seasons of the television seriesincluding the final season, are streaming on Prime Video in the United States. The first two seasons of the high-concept thriller is also available for streaming on Freevee. You can also watch the show’s freshman run by purchasing digital copies on Apple TV+, Google Play, and Vudu.

Haven’t seen Hanna yet? You can watch the official trailer for the TV show’s first season below:

Hanna Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Other TV series like Hanna

If you enjoyed the TV series Hanna and are looking for similar shows with elements of action, espionage, and strong female protagonists, you might want to consider the following TV series:

  1. Nikita (2010-2013): This series is about a trained assassin who goes rogue and seeks to bring down the secret organization that trained her. It features a strong female lead and action-packed sequences.
  2. La Femme Nikita (1997-2001): This is the original version of the story that inspired the aforementioned Nikita. It also follows a female assassin working for a covert government agency.
  3. Alias (2001-2006): Created by J.J. Abrams, this series follows the life of Sydney Bristow, a CIA agent who also works as a double agent for a criminal organization. It’s filled with spy missions, twists, and character development.
  4. Killing Eve (2018-2022): This is a dark and stylish series about a bored, talented, and highly intelligent assassin and the MI6 security officer tasked with hunting her down. It’s known for its complex characters and cat-and-mouse storyline.
  5. Altered Carbon (2018-2020): While not focused on assassins, this sci-fi series features a world where consciousness can be transferred between bodies. The protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs, is a former soldier who becomes a detective in a futuristic noir setting.
  6. The Americans (2013-2018): This series is set during the Cold War and follows a married couple who are deep-cover Soviet spies living in the United States. It delves into espionage, relationships, and the moral dilemmas of their double lives.
  7. 24 (2001-2014): A fast-paced, real-time drama about counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer. It’s filled with action, suspense, and plot twists.
  8. Strike Back (2010-2020): This series revolves around a special operations unit and their global missions to stop terrorists and uncover conspiracies.

These TV series offer a mix of action, espionage, and strong, complex female characters, which should provide a satisfying watch if you enjoyed “Hanna.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly
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