NBC has given reign to Entertainment Weekly to showcase the first pictures for the upcoming American thriller TV series, Hannibal, which we have collected into a convenient picture gallery above, just for your viewing pleasure this pre-Halloween weekend.
As this is the very first TV series that will be based on Hannibal Lector, a fictional character created by Thomas Harris for his novel The Silence of the Lambs that was also adapted to film in the ’90s of the same name, and brilliantly portrayed by award-winning actor, Anthony Hopkins. It’s now up to Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Rising, Casino Royale) to pick up the role from Hopkins, and add his own touch to the cannibalistic serial killer. I’m hoping he can pull off an amazing performance just like Heath Ledger did with his take as the Joker in The Dark Knight, previously played by Jack Nicholson.
I’m definitely sensing a win for NBC’s Hannibal tv series based on the new pictures above, as it looks to very bloody and creepy at the same time. You can expect the first season (13 episodes) to begin in spring of 2013.
About the Show
One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”), based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.
Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…
Starring brilliant young actor Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, “Hannibal” will breathe new life into a deadly classic.