‘Hannibal’s First Official Set Photo Isn’t Very Hannibal-y
When NBC first announced that Bryan Fuller would be bringing the iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter to the small screen for the first time, for a modern re-telling of the relationship between the famed murderer and FBI agent Will Graham, we were cautiously optimistic at best. When casting started to fill out we grew more and more intrigued, especially with ‘Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelsen in the title role, so where is the good doctor in the first set photo?
Thanks to series creator and show-runner Bryan Fuller, we’ve got our first look at the stars on set for NBC’s forthcoming 10-episode adaptation ‘Hannibal,’ set to bow in mid-season. The photo (first tweeted out by Fuller, and seen below) feels admittedly light on spoilers, particularly given we don’t even see the titular character!
Instead, we see director David Slade and series stars Hugh Dancy (Will Graham) and Laurence Fishburne (Jack Crawford) milling about, likely rehearsing a scene out of costume. We certainly hope Fishburne’s Jack Crawford wouldn’t go about his job in such a bright red sweater, but Bryan Fuller is known for his interesting visuals. And from the looks of it, Hugh Dancy has watched the trailer for ‘Man of Steel‘ one-too-many times.
‘Hannibal’ features Lara Jean Chorostecki as a female interpretation of ‘Red Dragon’ character Freddy Lounds, former ‘Wonderfalls’ star and Bryan Fuller collaborator Caroline Dhavernas as Hannibal’s protege Dr. Alana Bloom, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, Mads Mikkelsen as the iconic Dr. Lecter, seen here at the peak of his career, along with actor Hugh Dancy as the young Will Graham. Set in the early days of Graham and Lecter’s partnership, and Fuller envisions the series as “a love story” told across at least seven seasons. He has also specified the likelihood that the third or so season would cover the story of Harris’ novel ‘Red Dragon.’
Take a look at the photo below, and tell us if you’ll check out ‘Hannibal’ in the comments!