Hitman: Agent 47 will have hair in the new TV series

Hitman: Agent 47 will have hair in the new TV series


Hitman has a new TV series in the works, but it seems that in this one the protagonist will have hair, thus contravening the lore of the game, in which Agent 47's bald head is practically a historical icon.

L 'information comes from Derek Kolstad himself, screenwriter who wrote the first two episodes of the series and is also the creator of John Wick, but who among other things refused to take on the role of showrunner for the new Hitman series.

Kolstad explained the choice made on this interpretation of the videogame series and the protagonist Agent 47, as a "post-modern" reworking of the character in question. Apparently, the iconic barcode printed on the back of the protagonist's neck is in fact only discovered at the end of the opening episode.

The concept is to stage a seemingly free character, a professional killer who thinks of having a life of his own and making his own choices based on free will, as well as possessing a well-haired head.

Only towards the end of the first episode is the whole world upset for Agent 47, who he discovers the barcode and the fact that he is part of a project, which in fact has always deprived him of the freedom he thought he had. Everything therefore also takes on the tones of a psychological thriller in which the protagonist must find clues and discover his real identity and what lies behind his entire life.

The Hitman TV series was initially announced in the 2017 and does not yet have a precise release timing. The fact of not having a defined showrunner, with Kolstad being just one of the authors and producers of the series, also further complicates everything, so we await further information on this.

Meanwhile, Hitman: Sniper Assassins has been announced for iOS and Android with trailers, while Hitman 3 has received a free content trailer for March 2021.


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Hitman fans are getting more from the franchise in 2021, and this time Agent 47 is back it is back under the Square Enix umbrella. The publisher revealed Hitman Sniper Assassins — which is a working title — during its Square Enix Presents livestream media event today. The company debuted a quick teaser trailer, but it also provided some more details in a followup press release.

Hitman Sniper Assassins is from developer Square Enix Montreal. That’s the studio responsible for the highly regarded Lara Craft Go and Deus Ex Go mobile games. Of course, Square Enix Montreal also developed Hitman Go, and now it’s going back to developer IO Interactive to work with that series on smartphones and tablets.

But as the Hitman Sniper Assassins name suggests, this is not a Go game. Instead, it is a followup to the previous Hitman Sniper game.

“Praised as one of the best mobile games available upon its release, Hitman Sniper raised the bar for player expectations of mobile sniper games,” Square Enix Montreal executive producer Dominic Allaire said. “Project Hitman Sniper Assassins will be an evolutionary leap forward for the genre, and we can’t wait for players to share our excitement when they get their hands on it in the coming months.”

Hitman 3 launched in January, and Square Enix is looking to capitalize on the excitement for the series with its mobile game. And it’s hoping to give players a similar experience in a mobile sniper-game format.

“Creativity in approach and tactics are hallmarks of the game’s universe,” lead designer Fahad Khan said. “We’ve doubled down on what fans loved and are delivering an experience that gives players even more freedom to truly embody a Hitman Sniper.”

Correction, 12:35 p.m. Pacific: This story originally referred to Agent 47 in Hitman Sniper Assassins, but the trailer does not actually show Agent 47. This leaves open the possibility for another character to star in the game. 

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