12:17pm PT by Rick Porter
'Hanna' Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon
Amazon has given a swift renewal to its thriller Hanna.
The tech giant has picked up a second season of the series less than two weeks after its March 29 debut on the Prime Video streaming service.
Like other streamers, Amazon doesn't release viewing figures for its shows. But Amazon Studios co-head of television Albert Cheng said Hanna has received "tremendous response" from viewers.
"We knew we had something unique with Hanna, and with the added momentum from its special post-Super Bowl preview, Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide agreed," said Cheng. "Since it debuted only  days ago, Hanna has had a tremendous response, and we're thrilled with not only how it has performed for us on the service, but with the action-packed world [writer and executive producer] David Farr has created for the series and the stellar cast, led by Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. We're excited to give fans a chance to see Hanna continue her journey on Amazon."
Based on a 2011 film of the same name, which Farr co-wrote, Hanna follows a 15-year-old girl (Creed-Miles) raised in isolation by her mercenary father (Kinnaman) to fight the people hunting them, led by a rogue CIA agent (Enos). When father and daughter are separated, Hanna is forced to go on the run, where she looks for her dad and the agents chasing him while navigating an unfamiliar world and the emotional challenges that brings.
NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios produce the series. Along with Farr, NBCU's Tom Coan, Working Title's Andrew Woodhead, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Scott Nemes executive produce. Laura Hastings-Smith is series producer.
"I am very much looking forward to taking Hanna on the next stage of her journey," said Farr. "It's been a wonderful experience so far, and I feel hugely supported by NBCU, Working Title and Amazon. The next season will take us into a whole new imaginative world. I can't wait to explore fresh terrain for this lonely young woman who wants only to belon, but who has to fight every day just to survive."