Hulu revealed its Hitman TELEVISION series back in 2017 under the helm of Derek Kolstad, the developer behind John Wick. The adjustment is implied to be an action-drama real to the video games. It’s likewise going to be providing Agent 47 hair. 

For those that might be brand-new to the Hitman franchise, Agent 47 is bald. Iconically so. You can identify that head from area, and it’s remarkable. That being stated, a brand-new interview with the executive manufacturer, thanks to Colliderstates that the primary character, Agent 47 himself, will be sporting some wonderful locks as part of the program’s story. 

Before fans flip out that they are altering the character, there is a function behind that luscious appearance. The plot itself will focus on the character we understand and enjoy, hair and all, only for him to discover his own barcode at the end of episode one. 

“I wrote episodes 1 and 2, and what was great is they let me come in [and] introduce a character like that to our post-modern world,” explained Kolstad. “And I did it very much like The Third Man meets Three Days in the Condor. You’re introduced to a guy who’s very much the hitman we understand from the games, but he’s got a full head of hair, and he’s independent. He has a handler, he’s got a life, he’s very much that early ’80s, late ’70s assassin we read about in the books, right? But at a certain point, he gets a gig, and that gig unveils the reality that no choice he’s ever made has been his own. And, of course, the show ends with him at a mirror, finding hidden under his skin the barcode. So suddenly, it becomes a mystery of ‘who am I, really?’ Jason Bourne did that excellently. This is more of, ‘what is true in regards to the people in my life? What has been manufactured, what are thoughts, etc.’ It’s the nature versus nurture of it all.”

While some fans are arguably going to be upset by the deviation no matter what, the plot makes sense and gives us a new way to appreciate this character. And it’s just for one episode; then it looks like he’ll be back to his glorious egg self in no time. 

The executive producer also talked a little bit about how they wanted to really push Agent 47 forward as more than just a hit man. Instead, the team wants to showcase a more complicated “moral compass” to make people care about him even more, even those not familiar with the gaming franchise. 

This isn’t the first time an attempt to make a live-action Hitman adaptation has been made. The first try at a Hitman series was back in 2007, with Timothy Olyphant to star as the protagonist. It…was not a success. Another attempt was made with Hitman: Agent 47 in 2015, however it never found its groove. This time may be the charm, however. Kolstad did a phenomenal job with the John Wick series, and he knows a thing or two about bringing complex characters to life. Hopefully, this brand-new endeavor will bring some success, hair or no. 

[Source: Collider]