THE NIGHT MANAGER’s David Farr Developing HANNA For TV
David Farr, the writer behind the hit BBC/AMC show The Night Manager, is developing a TV version based on the female assassin HANNA for NBCUniversal International Studios.
The film earned $63.8 million worldwide and $40.3 million domestically, directed by Joe Wright and starred Saoirse Ronan as the badass daughter of an ex-government operative who turned into a killing machine and then used all of her assassin skills to try to reunite with her Dad. Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett also starred.
The series is being developed with NBCUniversal’s International Studios’ LA scripted teamed, leaded by JoAnn Alfano and Tomorrow ITV Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.
Farr, a hugely-in-demand British writer has worked on stage as an Artistic Director back in the UK and comes off with the successful adaption of John Le Carré’s The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, and Elizabeth Debicki. Since its success, it’s been getting a lot of questions whether it will have a second season.
In addition to that, Farr is also writing a BBC historical epic Troy: Fall of a City, a limited series set around the events of the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen of Troy. Netflix announced that they had joined the project as co-producer. He also co-wrote The Man with the Iron Heart, starring Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska and Jack O’Connell, which is currently in post, and is also one of the writers on AMC/BBC co-production McMafia, a drama series set in an international world of organized crime. He also made his directorial debut in 2015 with the drama The Ones Below starring Clémence Poécy.