- 3 Seasons
Hanna is a television series available on Amazon Prime that follows the story of a young girl named Hanna, who is being hunted down by the mysterious organization that had previously experimented on her DNA. This action-packed thriller was released in 2019 and directed by Sarah Adina Smith. Alongside Joel Kinnaman as Erik Heller and Mireille Enos as Marissa Wiegler, Esme Creed-Miles plays the lead character, Hanna.
The show is set in different parts of Europe, including Romania, Spain, and Morocco. Throughout each episode, the audience is taken on a journey of self-discovery and survival with Hanna as she navigates her life without being caught.
At the outset, we are introduced to a forest where Erik and his infant daughter Hanna are on the run from CIA operative Marissa. The former loverâs backstory is gradually revealed through flashbacks throughout the season. While trying to escape, Erik ends up killing Marissa's team but leaves the injured Marissa alive for unknown reasons.
Fast forward 15 years and Hanna is now a trained killer. Although raised in isolation, she is clever, resourceful, and determined to find out who she is and why Marissa is still after her. Her questions lead to a string of revelations about her father's past and the CIA's experiments on her.
Hannaâs life is made even more complicated when she meets other teenagers her age, including Sophie (Rhianne Barreto), who convinces her to come to a UK youth hostel. Here, Hanna is given a chance to live another life, but this is short-lived as Marissa soon finds her and her father.
The second season of Hanna reveals more truths about her past and explores her deeper ties to the Utrax organisation. Marissa tries to take Hanna again, only for them to join forces to shut down the Utrax operation. The season also delves into Halperinâs story, the Utrax handler, and how she is used as a pawn and ultimately killed by Utrax. Hanna's team of cunning teenagers help her in critically important ways throughout the second season by working together to stop highly trained assassins from killing them.
The show's plot is full of twists and turns, making it difficult to predict what will happen next. Additionally, we witness Hanna's growth as a person as she discovers the outside world and sees the world's various shades of gray over the two seasons. She learns the power of love and loyalty, which outlasts fanatical indoctrination at Utrax.
Season two also has plenty of well-choreographed fight scenes and nail-biting escapes. Every scene is well executed, from the intense action sequences to the emotional dialogues shared between the characters.
Overall, Hanna is a thrilling and riveting show featuring a strong lead performance from Esme Creed-Miles who perfectly fits the role of an isolated, trained killer seeking to unlock the mysteries of her existence. The show's pacing is on point, providing just the right amount of action, suspense, and genuine emotions in equal measure. So, for anyone seeking an emotionally gripping, action-packed and well-thought-out thriller, then Hanna should be on the top of the list to watch.
Hanna is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on February 3, 2019.