TV: Meet The Agent Hunting Down ‘Hannibal’

Hugh Dancy

British actor Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Black Hawk Down) is set as one of the two leads in “Hannibal,” NBC’s 13-episode series from Gaumont International Television, written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller and executive produced by Martha DeLaurentiis, reports Deadline.

The project is described as a contemporary thriller series featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel “Red Dragon” – FBI agent Will Graham (Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter – who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship.

The role of Will Graham was played by Ed Norton in the 2002 movie adaptation, in which Anthony Hopkins reprised his Oscar-winning role as twisted series killer Hannibal Lecter.

Dancy, an Emmy nominee for HBO’s “Elizabeth I,” recently recurred on the Showtime comedy series “The Big C.”

Source: Deadline