* * * B
I really liked season 1 of Prime’s “Hanna”. I’d give it four stars. Joel “Takeshi” Kinnaman was fantastic as Hanna’s father. Mireille Enos, who previously partnered with Kinnaman in “The Killing”, was a suitably creepy villain as Marissa. Esme Creed-Miles was solid as Hanna. The story was simple, but engaging.
I was worried that season 2 wouldn’t be as good without Kinnaman. The season delves into the secret government program, UTRAX, that Kinnaman rescued Hanna from when she was a baby, that was run by Marissa. Clara, introduced at the end of season 1, returns, and several new characters are added. Marissa becomes an anti-hero, and Dermot Mulroney is introduced as the new villain.
The series borrows heavily from the Bourne Identity and The Day of the Condor. If you like action/spy thrillers, Hanna is a good addition to the genre, possibly the best such series since Alias.