NBC’s small-screen take on the Hannibal Lecter films has found its FBI profiler.
Black Hawk Down and The Big C costar Hugh Dancy has been cast as Will Graham, the troubled and talented young FBI agent who tangles with the world’s most notorious serial killer.
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) will write and produce the show, which has not yet cast its juicy title role. Fuller’s take on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novel Red Dragon will follow Graham as he tries to solve a series of murders and enlists the help of brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Lecter — unaware the good doctor is secretly a cannibalistic killer. NBC has ordered 13 episodes.
Hannibal is one of two buzz-worthy projects Fuller has lined up at NBC, the other one is the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane, which just cast Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.