The ‘Hunt’ actor Mads Mikkelsen has been cast cast as Hannibal Lecter on the NBC series. The Danish actor in fact will be in Bryan Fuller‘s Hannibal series, the role made famous by Anthony Hopkins in the film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs.
Fuller has given a description of the show as a “love story” between Hannibal and FBI agent Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy.
“It really is a love story, for lack of a better description, between these two characters,” he said. “As Hannibal has said [to Graham] in a couple of the movies, ‘You’re a lot more like me than you realize’.”
The series did pick up thirteen episodes in April, as of yet there is no word on the premiere date.
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