After a brief teaser that hinted at the title character’s origins, Amazon shares another trailer that finally introduces the teen assassin, Hanna. Though the first teaser didn’t reveal much in terms of what the new show would be like, and instead opted to play it cheeky with a baby heist, the brief promo did confirm that the show would be streaming on Amazon Prime Video in March, thus marking the current awards season as the starting point for the show’s marketing.
If you caught the Golden Globes last night, HBO made quite a splash, offering the first look at footage from Game of Thrones season 8, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series, season 2 of Big Little Lies (with Meryl Streep, of course), and a glimpse at the Drake-produced teen drama, Euphoria, starring Zendaya. But HBO wasn’t the only one with new shows to peddle to an awards-hungry audience, Amazon also dropped two teasers for Hanna — one being ‘Baby Heist’ and the other titled ‘Fugitive Fakeout,’ which is the first look at star Esme Creed-Miles in character as Hanna.
The trailer capitalizes on part of what made Joe Wright’s 2011 film so entertaining. That is, it’s essentially the Bourne Identity with a teen girl in the lead role. Through in some light science fiction, a father-daughter story, and some light allusions to classic fantasy stories, and you have the makings of a fascinating theatrical release or, as the case may be now, a TV series. Check out the new trailer below:
‘Fugitive Fakeout’ also introduces Mireille Enos as the FBI agent pursuing Hanna and her father, Erik (Joel Kinnaman), though only by way of radio transmission. Enos’ agent sends out a warning to those on the teen’s trail, instructing them to approach the young woman with caution, as she’s been “trained to kill, and engineered to survive at all costs.” Clearly the message arrived a little too late for the guy who dared lay a hand on Hanna, but at least the second message was received loud and clear.
So far, this has been a fun way to introduce the new series. The two teasers are clearly marketing the show to those familiar with the original film, as there’s little in the way of exposition or context, just a rehash of what unfolded before, albeit with some slight differences. With any luck, Amazon won’t take its foot off the accelerator in terms of advertisements for the series, and audiences will have a full trailer to look at before too long.
Hanna will stream in March on Amazon Prime Video.