Hitman's Next Target is a Hulu Television Series

After two attempts at a feature film, the Hitman franchise is now aiming for the smaller screen.


Even through publisher turnover, Agent 47 just keeps finding ways to continue doing his job. His job certainly isn't easy. He's the face of the Hitman franchise. And just one week after IO Interactive released the Hitman: Game of the Year Edition, Agent 47 got a different kind of contract -- a television one.

According to a report by Deadline Hollywood, the Hitman franchise is now heading to Hulu. Hulu will work in conjunction with 21st Century Fox on a pilot script that will eventually transform Hitman into what the online network hopes will become "a flagship series."

Derek Kolstad has been tapped to write the pilot script. He's mainly known for his work as the writer of the first "John Wick" film. Kolstad will also act as one of the series' executive producers.

The Hitman franchise has previously been on the big screen twice. The first time was the universally-panned 2007 effort called "Hitman." The film series was then rebooted with a 2015 film called "Agent 47: Hitman" that was somehow even worse. But this will be the bald-headed assassin's first foray into television. With the "John Wick" writer behind him, maybe there's reason to believe Agent 47 will find his mark this time.

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