Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Move over Dexter, there's a new serial killer in town

Well on TV anyway.  NBC has given the go ahead on a Hannibal series, based on Thomas Harris  super creepy Hannibal the Cannibal creation.
Crave online reports that the series is "a modern update on Harris' novel, "Red Dragon;" and it will follow the beginning of Lecter's relationship with FBI agent Will Graham before Lecter was exposed as a serial killer himself. Although, if the show runs multiple seasons, it could conceivably cover material from "The Silence of The Lambs" and "Hannibal" as well."
According to the reports,
"Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller wrote the "Hannibal" pilot script and he will executive produce the series. Fuller has also created "Wonderfalls" and "Dead Like Me" in addition to writing for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Heroes."
This is clearly a writer who knows what he's doing, in fact "Hannibal" received the unusual straight-to-series pickup based on NBC's strong reaction to Fuller's pilot script. Another factor was the international backing of Gaumont International Television; which will ensure that "Hannibal" will also be broadcast worldwide.
The first season of "Hannibal" will be 13 episodes long, presumably to run in the fall of 2012.
I am not sure how I feel about this.  The thought of Dexter and his inner cravings makes my skin crawl. I don't know if I'm ready to let Hannibal into my house every week!
Obviously Anthony Hopkins won't be on board as the good doctor! Any ideas?

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