According to Deadline, Hulu is aiming for Hitman to become a flagship series at the streaming service, with a goal of creating an even more accurate adaptation of the game series than previous onscreen incarnations have afforded.
Kolstad will also be executive producing the project alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon.
It doesn't appear that IO Interactive have much to do with the series but I would guess they're going to get a nice wodge of cash from it. The whole appeal of the Hitman games is each level is a wicked little puzzle box where the prize is figuring out how to pull off the flawless murder, and that's been hard to translate to the movies.
The franchise follows Agent 47, a genetically modified assassin who takes targets out in ridiculous fashion, often incorporating the environment into his kills.
The best part about this news is that it will stick closely with the video game storyline, and considering there have been nine games since it was first released in 2000, there is plenty of material to work with. In 2015, the series returned under director Aleksander Bach with Homeland's Rupert Friend taking the Agent 47 role.
Television, on the other hand, could provide a more flexible narrative format for a game of potentially flourish. Kolstad wrote both John Wick and John Wick Chapter 3, and is attached as the writer for the third entry in the series as well.