First Trailer For NBC's 'Hannibal' Released
NBC seems to be the place for shows based on books. Last week, I reported on the network's upcoming adaptation of Douglas Coupland's Girlfriend in a Coma. Now comes word that Hannibal, a new series featuring America's favorite fictional serial killer/cannibal, will premiere this spring. Check out the slick new teaser trailer, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Hannibal will explore events leading up to Red Dragon, the first of three novels by Thomas Harris featuring the titular character. We'll get to see Dr. Lecter prior to his imprisonment, when he worked as a psychological profiler alongside Special Agent Will Graham, the protagonist from Red Dragon. Bleeding Cool News reports that the series will eventually feature narratives taking place after The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and beyond, but I haven't found official confirmation of this.
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) created the series. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal, Hugh Dancy as Special Agent Graham, and Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford. The first episode premieres April 4th.
Who’s excited about the return of Hannibal Lecter? Judging by the trailer, it can’t be any worse than Hannibal Rising.
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