Hitman has been a huge success, selling over 25 million copies of its game since it was released in 2000. It's hoped that Hitman will become a flagship series for Hulu and Fox 21. He has penned the pilot and will serve as an executive producer alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon, under the purview of Fox 21's Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan and Kira Innes, and Hulu's Jordan Helman.
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According to Deadline, there are two Hitman games in development too, with one presumably being the second season in the 2016 Hitman episodic series. The games, however, tell a different tale. The 2015 follow-up movie, Hitman: Agent 47, did even worse and only received nine percent on the rating website.
Hitman is a long-running video game franchise. Agent 47 was portrayed by Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend respectively.
Television, on the other hand, could provide a more flexible narrative format for a game of potentially flourish. 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. Is it the most adventurous move on Kolstad's part?
Kolstad, who's written the scripts for the first and the upcoming third John Wick films, will write the TV show's pilot episode.