Here are some great new images of Mads Mikkelsen as a young Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the upcoming NBC’s Hannibal. Amazing stuff, indeed!
As you already know, this pilot comes from director David Slade, and from what we heard about the project so far, it will help us to finally understand who Dr. Lector really was.
Hannibal is developed for television by Bryan Fuller, and the series is based on the series of novels by Thomas Harris.
The whole thing will center on the relationship between FBI criminal profiler Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist who soon became Graham’s most cunning enemy.
What’s definitely great about this pilot is that some seriously good cast is on board. Beside Mikkelsen, it also stars Hugh Dancy as Graham, Lawrence Fishburne as their boss, and Scott Thompson as part of the FBI unit.
The series has received a 13 episode order for its first season and, unlike most network shows, any future seasons will also feature 13 episodes.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know about Hannibal so far, but we’re (almost) sure that we can expect to see the series sometime in early 2013.
When exactly – stay tuned to find that out!