TV: ‘Hannibal’ Lecter the Focus of New NBC Series

Hannibal Lecter

After a series of unnecessary sequels, Hannibal Lecter will be taking his exploits to the small screen.

Gaumont International Television has set up hourlong drama “Hannibal” at NBC, reports Deadline. Written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller (“Dead Like Me”) and executive produced by Martha De Laurentiis, the project, based on the iconic literary and film character Hannibal Lector, was bought by NBC preemptively, marking a reunion between the network and GIT CEO Katie O’Connell, who previously served as NBC head of drama.

Fuller is developing a script against a 13-episode commitment, meaning that the project won’t go through a pilot stage but straight to series if NBC brass like the script! T

Fuller, a well known foodie as evidenced by his previous series, “Pushing Daisies,” loved the dark, sick side of Hannibal who tends to feast on his victims.

Lecter was made famous in the 1991 The Silence of the Lambs which landed Anthony Hopkins an Oscar.