Tuesday, June 5, 2012
NBC New Show Hannibal Lecter Casting
Former Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as Hannibal Lecter in NBC's upcoming series, Hannibal.
The show is a contemporary thriller featuring characters from Thomas Harris' bestselling Red Dragon novel. The FBI agent Will Graham is played by Hugh Dancy.
The series is written and executive-produced by Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller.
The Hannibal Lecter character was made famous by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his portrayal in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. He reprised the role in 2001's Hannibal and 2002's Red Dragon.