The review of the Amazon Prime series Hanna season 3 does not contain any spoilers.
The American action series Hanna, first released in 2019, is back for its third and final season. Originally based on the 2011 film of the same name, it follows the journey of Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles), a genetically enhanced teenage assassin who was originally part of the UTRAX program. After a life in the forest with her “father”, Hanna reunites with foe turned ally and ex CIA operative Marissa (Mireille Enos) in an attempt to destroy UTRAX.
For those that watched the first two seasons of Hanna, obviously, they’ll be drawn into the world straight away. Plus, who can blame them? There’s plenty of drama on the horizon. None more so than Marissa, who when Season 2 ended, was in control of The Meadows Director John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney). What exactly will she force him to do? With Hanna, Marissa, and Carmichael returning, much loved/hated characters such as Sandy (Aine Rose Daly) and Jules (Gianna Kiehl)) also make a return. There’s also a couple of new characters in the fold. The most interesting addition is from Ray Liotta. As for who he is, well, you’ll have to watch to find that out. But he just might be the only person to scare Marissa, which is a feat in itself.
Whilst the show is titled after the teenage assassin, it’s actually Marissa who provides the most impact throughout the third season. Thinking back to where she started in Season 1 and the journey she takes in Season 3 is one of the most compelling factors of the show as a whole. As was the case with the previous seasons, we’re traveling to a range of worldwide locations, such as Vienna and Berlin. It’s a neat concept but one that’s not done as effectively as what the sci-fi action thriller Alias (2001-2006) did. The difference was that Alias really highlighted the feel, vibe, and image of each location. In line with the locations of Hanna, the final season would have benefitted from more storytelling from inside The Meadows. At times, and definitely more towards the end, the controversial UTRAX boarding school feels like a bit of an afterthought.
Hanna season 3 has six episodes in total, two episodes shorter than the previous two seasons, which is a good thing! Had more episodes been made, it probably would have made it drag on a little. As for the last episode, there’s a decent conclusion at the end of it. Could it come back? Yes. Not everything feels complete and Hanna’s journey doesn’t quite feel over. Whilst it’s not the best ending ever seen on TV, there’s enough happening that core fans will be happy.
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