For as much as we might have liked to see Bryan Fuller's 'Mockingbird Lane' be given a chance at a full series, likely the most intriguing of the director's upcoming efforts is that of 'Hannibal,' a modern prequelized take on the relationship between the iconic Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), and up and coming FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). The first photos of Mikkelsen's Hannibal have been revealed, but how do they taste to fans of the classic films?
Well, that certainly won't be a stretch. As NBC's Bryan Fuller-adapted 'Hannibal' continues casting toward its mid-season 2013 premiere, the core roster of characters around the good Dr. Lecter seems more and more intriguing. We've known for sometime that former 'The Matrix' and 'CSI' star Laurence Fishburne would take the role of FBI director Jack Crawford, but now we've learned he'll get to star opposite his own wife! Who will former 'Firefly' and current 'Suits' star Gina Torres play in the 'Hannibal' universe?
Huh. Alright then. Earlier today we learned a bit more about why NBC seems to have decided not to move forward on the Bryan Fuller-helmed 'Munsters' reboot 'Mockingbird Lane,' reportedly owing to disagreements over just how quirky and "Fuller" the world outside the actual 'Munsters' should be. Given 'Hannibal's' latest round of castings, including typically comedic performer and 'SNL' vet Molly Shannon, might Hannibal Lecter's world be in for the same treatment?
Considering how many eyes are going to be on NBC's upcoming adaptation of 'Hannibal,' an updated prequel take on the classic Thomas Harris Hannibal Lecter novels, it's surprising to think that we haven't seen very much in the way of footage, or even photos from production. We've seen a set photo or two, and even gotten plenty out of casting, but what bout the man himself? Does the first poster for 'Hannibal' reveal the good doctor, or keep us in the dark?
'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?
'Hannibal,' the television adaptation of Thomas Harris's 'Red Dragon novel, has definitely loaded its cast with interesting actors. Mads Mikkelsen will be playing the bad Doctor Lecter, Hugh Dancy is Will Graham, Laurence Fishburne is Jack Crawford, and now Scott Thompson has joined up as a member of Crawford's CSI unit.
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?
We thought that might get your attention. Joking aside, it seems like NBC is pulling a bit of a switcheroo for its upcoming Bryan Fuller-helmed drama 'Hannibal, turning a classic character from Thomas Harris' 1981 novel 'Red Dragon' from male to female. So, who may you ask is lady enough to fill a role once played by 'Avatar's Stephen Lang, and later by Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman?
With all the men joining Bryan Fuller's forthcoming NBC adaptation of 'Hannibal' from Mads Mikkelsen as the the good Dr. Lecter, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, isn't it time we saw a bit more of the fairer sex? Then you're in for a treat tastier than a nice chianti, as 'Hannibal' has picked up its female lead! No, its not the one you're thinking, but she's pretty wonderful in her own right.