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HANNA
March 29, 2019  | By David Bianculli

Amazon Prime Video, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new Amazon drama series is based on the 2011 movie of the same name, and is produced by the same writer, David Farr. It’s about a teen girl raised in isolation by her former spy father, who grooms her to be able to defend herself – as an expert assassin – and eventually to revenge the death of her mother by sinister enemies. The movie made a star of young Saroirse Ronan, and this new TV version presents a multifaceted actress in Esme Creed-Miles, who, even in the pilot, gets to project both rugged toughness and innocent curiosity – often at the same time, as in a very funny encounter when she meets her first boy outside her isolated hideaway wilderness. But fans of the 2011 AMC series The Killing may be more interested to watch the TV reunion of that show’s co-stars, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. In that show, they played detective partners. In this one, he plays Hanna’s super-protective father, and Enos plays one of the killers he’s protecting his daughter from. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
 
 
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