NBC is bringing out the big guns with their upcoming Hannibal Lector series, ‘Hannibal’. First they got Mads Mikkelsen to play Lector and now Gillian Anderson will be returning to television playing Lector’s shrink.
Ever since Anthony Hopkins played Hannibal Lector in 1991, the role has been portrayed by several other actors, each one with huge shoes to fill. NBC is going to try and capture that magic again on television, with Mads Mikkelson as the famous fictional cannibal. It really could work this time.
NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ is being developed by Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.
Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is pushing ahead with ‘Hannibal’, a TV show about a young Hannibal Lector from ‘Silence of the Lambs’, sort of a prequel to the 1991 movie and the 2001 film prequel, ‘Hannibal’. The show will star born-to-be-a-screen villain Mads Mikkelson, whom you may remember as the bad guy from Casino Royale.