NBC’s Hannibal put a darkly dreamy spin on one of cinema’s most iconic villains, but did you know the network ordered the series on the strength of creator Bryan Fuller’s pilot script alone? Or that it has its own chef to craft its culinary cannibal delights? These are just some of the delicious morsels to savor in the ninth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which serves up an appetizing look at NBC’s Hannibal!

In addition to casting Mads Mikkelsen as a cheerier, subtler take on author Thomas Harris’ famed cannibal killer, series creator Bryan Fuller also included a number of actors from his past work, among them Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls), Raul Esparza and Gina Torres (Pushing Daisies). Ellen Muth even reprised her Dead Like Me role as George Lass, albeit as a “reinterpretation” of the character, rather than a direct appearance.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Star Wars to Mad Max to The Avengers, but now it’s time to set the table with some freshly-prepared facts from our latest video, Hannibal!

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Hannibal entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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