'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller might have needed a bit of comfort this week, after rumors flew that NBC was dropping his oft-questioned, but wholly intriguing 'Munsters' reboot 'Mockingbird Lane.' And how better to comfort the man then by diving into new work and hanging out with friends? That's why the latest addition to Fuller's forthcoming NBC adapation of 'Hannibal' might look familiar to fans of 'Pushing Daisies,' but who exactly will Ellen Greene be playing?
Well, this is an odd play for NBC. Whenever a famed showrunner takes upon a new project, it's fairly commonplace for said producer to recruit actors from his former series, be they lead or supporting. NBC might be entering whole new territory, however, as 'Hannibal' showrunner Bryan Fuller seems not only to have recruited former 'Wonderfalls' star Chelan Simmons for his new series, but her character as well! What the what?
Boy, that Bryan Fuller is going to have a lot on his plate in the coming year. Not only is the former 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Wonderfalls' show-runner about to tackle The Munsters with upcoming reboot 'Mockingbird Lane,' but Fuller will re-energize himself with some fava beans and a nice chianti, taking 'Hannibal' to series in mid-season. Now we're learning Syfy wants a piece of Fuller, and is over the moon about 'High Moon.'
Ever since NBC announced that it was moving forward on a Bryan Fuller-helmed, Bryan Singer-directed reboot of the classic 'Munsters' family titled 'Mockingbird Lane,' people have been curious what kind of format it might take. Lighthearted comedy? Visually distinct drama? Those on hand at Comic-Con 2012 were treated to a special preview of the series, but now a few details of the upcoming series have shed light on what viewers should expect.
It's hard to think that an entire generation of young folk are more intimately familiar with the 'Star Trek' of J.J. Abrams' reboot franchise, given the decades worth of 5+ TV series, and 10 resulting films, but the idea of bring 'Star Trek' back to TV is hardly a new one. So what are the odds of seeing that materialize in the near future?
Even though Jonathan Demme's infamous 'Silence of the Lambs' adaptation came out all the way back in 1991, most anyone today with the slightest pop culture recognition could pick out Anthony Hopkins' iconic interpretation of the dastardly Dr. Hannibal Lecter. So if NBC's upcoming 'Hannibal' reboot explores the character's earlier years opposite Will Graham, could Lecter's villainous ways really stay secret for long?