Showrunner Bryan Fuller posted today that his series, Hannibal, will debut on NBC on April 4th at 10pm. The pilot was directed by David Slade and the series is said to detail the early days of Hannibal Lecter and his interactions with FBI agent Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) prior to Lecter’s psychosis becoming apparent.
In addition, a new picture of Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. I don’t know about you all, but I absolutely love the idea of Mikkelsen playing a young Lecter. In other roles, he has always been able to bring a certain necessary twisted vibe to his characters. Just take a look at One Eye in Valhalla Rising or Tristan in King Arthur. I’m truly excited to see what he can bring to the role of the cannibalistic doctor.
The show will also feature guest appearance by Gillian Anderson and Lance Henriksen.
Mads Mikkelsen as One Eye in Valhalla Rising