NBC just released the first promo for its new series, Hannibal, which follows the pre-incarcerated life of the brilliant yet lethal madman Hannibal Lecter. I have to say I have MIXED feelings about this. I don’t really know what to expect. The idea of a Hannibal Lecter television series seems like an interesting one. But will it be executed well? Not too sure. Seeing as how it’s on NBC, of all networks, I got my doubts. This is the type of series that belongs on AMC or FX, not a network that’s home to shows like Smash and Grimm. So will it be as dark and disturbing as the movies or books? We’ll just have to stay tuned. One silver lining is that The X-File’s Gillian Anderson will be playing Lecter’s therapist along with Hugh Dancy as Agent Will Graham (the guy who caught Lecter in the books). And Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be portraying Hannibal the cannibal himself.
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