TV: “Hannibal” Will Be Quite The World Traveller

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If you’re itching to check out “Hannibal” but were worried you might have to wait if you didn’t live in the US (or if you don’t speak English, which shouldn’t be a problem since you’re reading this), you’re in luck! It’s gonna air in a whole bunch of places in a whole lot of languages. Here’s hoping the show starts out strong. The pilot was directed by David Slade (30 Days Of Night) and the series stars Hugh Dancy as detective Will Graham.

Per Deadline, “Upcoming contemporary thriller series Hannibal will be broadcast on Sony Pictures Television’s AXN networks in 18 languages across 63 countries. Production is expected to start in late July on the [initial] 13-episodes.

On the show, “One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”), based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, “The Big C”) is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…

Source: Deadline