More news from IO Interactive now, with the studio revealing that it is teaming up with Hulu to make a Hitman TV show.
As revealed by Deadline, the show’s pilot script was written by none other than Derek Kolstad, the creator and writer of fellow hitman IP, John Wick. Kolstad will be executive producer on the show, with Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon joining him.
Hulu is hoping Hitman will become a flagship series.
This isn’t the first the Hitman IP has been adapted from its game form; there have been two films, in fact. Hitman was released in 2007, with sequel Agent 47 hitting the silver screen in 2015.
Deadline also reports that there are two new Hitman games in the works; one of these is likely a second season to the 2016 release, with another potentially being a mobile game.
BREAKING NEWS - A Hitman TV series is in the works! Get the first details here: https://t.co/mWc7zvdVoh— HITMAN (@Hitman) November 13, 2017
It’s been a busy year for IO; the Danish studio was put up for sale by publisher Square Enix earlier this year before performing an MBO.
The studio’s most recent release, the episodic 2016 release Hitman, has been played by 7m people. This has grown by some five million users since the start of the year.