Agent 47 will be taking his lethal skills to the small screen, as the character is due to appear in a Hitman television series for Hulu. The Hitman video game franchise began in 2000 and follows a genetically engineered assassin codenamed 47. The games – which are now solely being developed by IO Interactive since splitting with publisher Square Enix – allow players the freedom to choose how they will assassinate targets; they can sneak around using disguises and engineering tragic “accidents,” or they can go in guns blazing.

Despite being an amoral, emotionless killer, a considerable fanbase has built up around Agent 47 and the ...

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