A Hitman TV series and two games are in development

The pilot script is already underway with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad at the helm, putting the very beginning stages of this new porject in very good hands.

This won't be the first time that Hitman's been taken out of the gaming environment for a turn in front of the camera. Deadline reports that Hulu hopes for Hitman to become one of their flagship series, along the lines of the Emmy-winning The Handmaid's Tale.

In a gaming career that's spanned console generations, Agent 47's already killed more people than anyone can reasonably count - and now the Hitman star is preparing to pop up on your TV to show you what assassination-for-hire looks like when no one's holding the controller.

Another Hitman adaptation is in the works, but this time it's coming to television instead of the big screen. Neither film was received well critically.

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The Hitman series will be executive produced by Kolstad with Adrian Askariech and Chuck Gordon.

Aside from releasing the new Hitman GOTY edition, developer IO Interactive is expanding the franchise further. IO Interactive has two more games in development. This will be the third attempt to bring the acclaimed series to life, after 2007's Hitman and 2015's Hitman: Agent 27.

The 2007 Hitman film, directed by Skip Woods, saw Timothy Olyphant play Agent 47. The whole appeal of the Hitman games is each level is a wicked little puzzle box where the prize is figuring out how to pull off the flawless murder, and that's been hard to translate to the movies. Both movies leaned too heavily on noisy action and set pieces though and lacked the suspense and tension of the games.

We'll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.

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