Hitman to Become Hulu TV Series

A Hitman TV Series Is Currently In Development

Hulu Takes Aim at a Hitman Series

Knowing Kolstad's background with John Wick, also expect plenty of accurate gunplay.

Hulu is developing a Hitman TV series with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad.

The first Hitman video game launched in 2000 with Hitman: Codename 47, and there have been eight more installments since then, selling more than 25 million copies combined. Kolstad will serve as an executive producer for the Hitman show which Fox 21 hopes to be a new "flagship" series for the company. Known only as Agent 47, his latest target is a corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers even more powerful than him. After two feature films, Hitman and Hitman: Agent 47, failed to blow up at the box office, it now looks like the popular video game property is getting a TV adaptation.

According to VentureBeat.com, Hulu is ready to bring Hitman to life in a new small screen series. Both received mostly negative reviews, with 15 percent and 9 percent ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.

Kolstad's skill for writing assassins is, of course, pretty firmly established at this point though - hopefully he'll do a better job.

Hollywood seems adamant on tapping into the fanbases of video games, even at the risk of alienating people who didn't remember there was a 2007 Hitman starring Timothy Olyphant (guilty).

Incidentally, Deadline also reports that there are now two Hitman games in development.

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