Ever find yourself wondering, “Where could I possibly get more of that homicidal mad man I love, Hannibal Lecter?” I know I do. Good news for all the fans of Thomas Harris’s most famous serial killer. Hannibal is coming to the small screen.
The genius-turned cannibalistic serial killer is making his way to TV in a new series. The NBC network recently ordered a half season (13 episodes) of the show that features the young Dr. Lecter in the height of his career, be it psychologist or serial killer, pick your poison. The show is going to focus on Lecter’s rise and the killer’s pursuer, FBI Agent Will Graham. In case you don’t remember your Harris, Graham, not Starling, was the agent that put Lecter behind bars. However the good doctor and his protégée, The Tooth Fairy, eventually mentally broke him.
The two main questions I have for NBC are: 1) who on earth do you
bribe convince to take up the mantle of Hannibal Lecter in order to fill the not-too-small shoes of Anthony Hopkins, and 2) how on earth on you going to maintain the kind of suspense that Harris managed in the original trilogy?
Your thoughts on the idea of Hannibal the TV Show?