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Mj Rodriguez, Women of ‘Pen15’ and ‘Vida’ Top List of TV’s New Leaders

  • Variety
Mj Rodriguez, Women of ‘Pen15’ and ‘Vida’ Top List of TV’s New Leaders
Standing out in the TV landscape has been a challenge that has kept countless execs and creators up at night over the years. So in today’s small-screen climate of limitless choices, limited runs and sky’s-the-limit ideas, the population of audience-grabbing A-listers has inevitably swelled. As with any good all-you-can-consume menu, however, appealing to a wider variety of tastes through diverse talent and unique concepts with specific voices is emerging as a critical component in attracting — and retaining — an audience. As a result, the number of relative newcomers in leading roles has also increased, especially in this year’s lead actress race.

When Maya Erskine graduated theater school, she was accustomed to Shakespearean roles with colorblind casting. So when disheartening gigs such as “Asian Waitress” kept popping up on the audition circuit she realized fulfilling her creative drive would require more. Teaming up with Anna Konkle, whom she’d
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Amazon Prime categories for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘A Very English Scandal,’ ‘Homecoming’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Amazon Prime. For this season, the streamer has returning comedy champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Rachel Brosnahan), returning programs “Catastrophe” and “Fleabag” (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), newcomers “Homecoming” (Julia Roberts) and “Jack Ryan” (John Krasinski) plus limited series “A Very English Scandal” (Hugh Grant) and “Good Omens” (David Tennant) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Amazon lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies and limited series. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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“Agatha Christie’S The ABC Murders”

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Movie/Limited Series Actor – John Malkovich
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Hanna: Deconstructing Gender and Questions For Season 2

Rosie Fletcher Apr 25, 2019

Writer and creator David Farr and Hanna star Esme Creed Miles talk Amazon’s new show.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

One of the latest big ticket TV series to land on Amazon is Hanna, a series that follows a teenager brought up in the woods by her father (Joel Kinnamen) and trained to be a fighting machine.

Originally a feature film in 2011 directed by Joe Wright, the eight-part series expands on the story of the film as Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) learns about her background and explores who she really is, while evading pursuit from the mysterious Marissa (Mireille Enos).

The whole of series one is available on Amazon Prime, while the show’s already been picked up for season 2. We sat down with creator and writer David Farr and the show’s star Esme Creed-Miles to talk feminism, existentialism, and what we might
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Hanna Season 2 Confirmed by Amazon

Joseph Baxter Apr 12, 2019

Amazon wasted little time giving a green light to a second season of its action-drama, Hanna.

Hanna Season 2 is officially a go at Amazon Prime!

The 8-episode inaugural season of the action-drama – focused on the titular deadly, wilderness-trained teenager who's hunted by a relentless CIA agent – only just premiered on March 29. Yet, it appears that early metrics and an array of positive reviews prompted Amazon to announce an early greenlight on Thursday for the second season of Hanna.

Star Esme Creed-Miles chimed in on the renewal with a grateful video message.

We heard you. #HannaTV is coming back for Season 2. Honestly, you work hard and you deserve this.

— Amazon Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) April 11, 2019

As Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, lauds of the renewal in a statement:

“We knew we had something unique with Hanna, and with the added momentum from its special post-Super Bowl preview,
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‘Hanna’ Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon

  • The Wrap
Amazon has renewed “Hannah” for a second season, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday.

Esme Creed-Miles stars in the adaptation of Joe Wright’s 2011 film alongside “The Killing” duo Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos.

The series centers on the 15-year-old Hanna (Creed-Miles), who has spent her entire young life in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Enos) and her team of agents.

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News of the renewal comes less than two weeks after the eight-episode first season debuted on the streamer late last month.

The Night Manager’s” David Farr co-wrote the original feature
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10 Suspenseful Shows To Watch After Finishing Hanna

Amazon Prime recently released a new version of the Joe Wright-directed movie Hanna for the small screen. The 2011 movie told the story of an assassin (Eric Bana) and his daughter (Saoirse Ronan), who he trained to use his specific skills to protect herself as well. At the age of 16, she is sent on a mission in Europe.

Related: Amazon's Hanna Season 1 Ending Explained

The Amazon Prime series starred Joel Kinnaman and Esme Creed-Miles in the lead roles and follows a similar storyline, as the young girl sets off trying to track down a CIA agent in an attempt to learn more about herself and who she really is.  For people who loved the new Amazon Prime take on Hanna, here are 10 other great suspenseful TV shows to binge watch.
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Hanna Season 1 Episode 8 Review: Utrax

Hanna's journey is over, but it's also just beginning.

On Hanna Season 1 Episode 8, she came full circle in how she viewed Erik as the two of them made their final stand together against Utrex.

Everything that she learned from the man who raised her and all the other experiences she had along the way when their isolated life was interrupted is the foundation she'll use in her new life with Cara/Girl 249.

The story of Hanna and Erik is one that will stick with me for a long time. It was perhaps the most complex and beautiful father and daughter relationships I've ever witnessed on a television series.

Related: Hanna Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Road

I knew Erik wasn't long for this world, and I knew that my hopes for a happy ending for the two of them would probably not come to fruition.

His gunshot wound from Sawyer at the
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Hanna Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Road

Hanna continues to kick ass, and I'm not just talking about the show itself.

Doesn't it seem as if Hanna's skills are improving even without additional training?

On Hanna Season 1 Episode 7, Erik and Hanna have a heartfelt conversation about her past and her future, but Hanna isn't ready to let Erik go just yet.

I love Erik and Hanna's relationship so much it hurts.

When they said their goodbyes, it was almost unbearable.

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At that point, we didn't know what was going to happen at the end, but Erik didn't want to leave Hanna, and she didn't want to leave him.

He knew that she wouldn't be able to have a normal life if they stayed together. Sawyer, Marissa, and anyone else associated with Utrex would have hunted them forever.

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Hanna Season 1 Episode 6 Review: Mother

Hanna reunited with her father on Hanna Season 1 Episode 6 after a daring escape that left both Marissa and Sawyer in the dust.

The biggest question is why Hanna didn't try to break free from Marissa's grasp before her father arrived.

She could have easily killed Marissa at any point during her time in Marissa's custody, but she even let Marissa go when she and her father fled in the helicopter.

It could be that she wasn't sure if even with Marissa gone harm wouldn't come to Sophie and her family.

Related: Hanna Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Town

Hanna doesn't know anything about Sawyer but knew that people were coming to take her back where she belonged.

Hanna is also still very curious about who she is, and Marissa was the one who promised her answers.

If Marissa died there would be no guarantee she'd ever find out the truth.

Hanna certainly
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'Hanna' Stars Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos on Reuniting After 'The Killing'

Amazon's thriller Hanna, based on the 2011 film of the same name, centers on a teenage girl (Esme Creed-Miles) raised by her father to be an assassin and chased by a shadowy spy organization. For fans of the AMC/Netflix series The Killing, it also marks the first time that stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman have worked together since the latter's 2014 finale.

The Emmy-nominated The Killing garnered a passionate fanbase who were particularly taken by Enos' thoughtful and reserved Sarah Linden and her streetwise partner, Stephen Holder (Kinnaman). Since then both have pursued other high-profile projects, including Enos' turn leading ...
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Hanna Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Town

The sparks flew between Hanna and Anton on Hanna Season 1 Episode 5 when they spotted each other across the room at the party.

Their attraction was instant.

The only problem for Hanna was that her Bff had a major crush on Anton, and in a girl's world that spells trouble.

Of course, Hanna didn't know the boy that caught her eye was Anton until Sophie introduced them, but it didn't stop Hanna from fast forwarding a relationship with him.

Related: Hanna Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Father

Fast moving or not, it was a beautiful and sweet experience for Hanna.

And, it was very well done. The campfire embers floating into the air as the heat rose between Hanna and Anton was magnificent.

Sophie had no clue what was transpiring between her Bff and her crush because she was passed out in the back of her van under Dan's watchful eye, and it was probably for the best.
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Hanna Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Father

The tension was thick on Hanna Season 1 Episode 4 when Hanna lashed out at her father and Marissa regained the upper hand.

I don't know about anyone else, but I was on the edge of my seat.

Hanna only knows a piece of the puzzle, but it was enough to turn her world upside down.

What she hasn't realized yet is that even though Erik isn't her biological father, he's still her father.   And she doesn't know that he also saved her from a lifetime of misery.  

Hanna's confusion and rage are understandable. 

Any child would be upset if they learned their entire existence has been a lie.  

Related: Hanna Season 1 Episode 3 Review: City

Marissa might have been right when told Erik that Hanna deserved the truth, but Marissa was just trying to get in his head.

Erik knows that his involvement in Marissa's project to buy children for a secret experiment was the wrong choice,
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‘Hanna’ Featurette: How Esme Creed-Miles Became the Teen Assassin

Based on the 2011 film of the same name, the new Amazon series Hanna has the burden of taking an acclaimed film and stretching it out into a full eight-episode season. Simultaneously, star Esme Creed-Miles has the burden of stepping into the shoes first worn by Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, putting her own spin on the […]

The post ‘Hanna’ Featurette: How Esme Creed-Miles Became the Teen Assassin appeared first on /Film.
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Listen: ‘Hanna’ Creator David Farr on ‘Telling a Deeper Story’ Than in the Movie

  • Variety
Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety Senior Features Editor, TV Danielle Turchiano talks with David Farr, creator and executive producer of Amazon’s “Hanna.”

Based on the 2011 film of the same name, which Farr co-wrote, “Hanna” tells the story of the titular young girl who has lived in a forest her entire life and has gained extraordinary physical abilities as a result. Hanna is thrown into a thrilling chase with an off-book CIA agent, while trying to find out who she really is.

Farr explains that the reason he wanted to tackle the story again was because the film “only told a slice of the story,” and he wanted to “go much further” and tell a “deeper story” this time around.

“The piece hopefully talks to young people…but it also talks to parents and the lies we tell our kids and
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‘Hanna’ Review: My So-Called Killing-Machine Life

‘Hanna’ Review: My So-Called Killing-Machine Life
You may or may not have caught Joe Wright’s 2011 thriller Hanna. If not, we’ll give you a quick recap. Saoirse Ronan is a feral young woman living in the Bavarian forest with a former secret-ops agent played by Eric Bana. When she was a baby, he saved her from extermination — the kid was part of a government-sponsored experiment, genetic superiority, human weapons, yadda yadda yadda. A C.I.A. operative, i.e. Cate Blanchett as an obsessive-compulsive sociopath, is determined to hunt them down and kill them. Tom
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Interview: Executive Producer David Farr and Star Esme Creed-Mills on Hanna

Hanna premieres on Amazon Prime today.

It's a high-octane coming of age story written and executive produced by David Farr in which Esme Creed-Mills plays the lead.

Additionally, Hanna reunites Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos from The Killing as key characters in Hanna's life.

Read on for insight from Farr and Creed-Mills on the compelling new series, and don't miss our interview with Kinnaman and Enos.

David, can you talk about the challenges of adapting a film you wrote to long-form television, and how you made the series compelling in its own right?

David: Sure. It dates back to the film itself. I wrote a screenplay, which Joe [Wright] adapted, obviously, directly into a movie, and as is always the case with a film, that process changed the story.

It changed the movie. Joe has a very big, colorful palette, a very charismatic way of directing, but he was very keen,
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'Hanna' Star Esme Creed-Miles on the "Visceral" Appeal of Amazon's Thriller

'Hanna' Star Esme Creed-Miles on the
Esme Creed-Miles never really wanted to be an actor.

But with a breakout performance in Amazon's new prestige spy-thriller Hanna under her belt, that's changed.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, musician and feminist had a lot to say about being on screen, gender, and how the titular teen assassin escapes "internalized male gaze."

Though acting wasn't a career Creed-Miles (Dark River) sought out, it was something she was surrounded by, which gave her an in to the industry: "My parents [Samantha Morton and Charlie Creed-Miles] are both in the business, so I'm very ...
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The Hanna TV Show is More Than An Adaptation

Matthew Schuchman Mar 28, 2019

We talked to the cast of Amazon Prime's Hanna, an adaptation of the 2011 movie, about bringing a new version of the story to life.

Prequels, sequels, and complete re-imaginings. More and more, the stories of the silver screen are finding new life on the small one. Generally (and thankfully), however, it is rare for a TV adaptation of a popular film, movie, or previous TV show to be a straight remake.

In the case of Amazon Prime’s Hanna, a remake is exactly what you get... at first. The first two episodes of this eight-episode first season take the viewer on a very familiar journey. Past that, however, the show offers new twists, turns, and changes that allow the story grow and expand into new avenues of exploration.

Starring Esme Creed-Miles as the titular Hanna, with Joel Kinnaman taking over the role as Erik Heller and Mireille Enos
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What differentiates Hanna from Other Teenagers?

Esme Creed-Miles who essays Hanna in Amazon?s Prime Original Series, Hanna, looks like any other teenager, but when you have a close look at her, she is far away from what a normal teenager is like. Let?s look at things which make Hanna different from any other teenager

01) Brought up in a Jungle ? Unlike normal teenagers, who are raised at homes, Hanna was raised in a jungle by her father.?

02) Trained like a Machine ? While most teenagers lead a normal life going to school, playing and hanging out with friends, Hanna was trailed like a machine during her childhood. She was made to run up the mountain, do pushups and her body was trained to feel no pain.?

03) Assassin ? Hanna is trained to kill, has no remorse or fear. She is a mean killing machine. While other kids were trained to study and behave well with others.

04) Childhood
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'Hanna' Star Esme Creed-Miles Talks Differences Between Amazon TV Series and 2011 Film

'Hanna' Star Esme Creed-Miles Talks Differences Between Amazon TV Series and 2011 Film
Actress Esme Creed-Miles is preparing to make a name for herself with her first major role, in Amazon's Hanna, based off Joe Wright’s 2011 film of the same name starring Saoirse Ronan. The story follows an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, who evades the relentless pursuit of a CIA agent working to discover the truth behind who she really is.

Creed-Miles sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio prior to the series' March 29 premiere to discuss landing the role and how her portrayal of Hanna is different from Ronan’s.

"I was a fan of ...
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