There’s quite a bit of television news this morning, none of which is all that excited. Thus, here’s a small batch of TV Bites to kickstart your morning.
First, we’ve uploaded a trio of Spanish TV Spots for NBC’s “Hannibal”, premiering April 4 from showrunner Bryan Fuller (“Mockingbird Lane,” “Pushing Daisies”). It focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), his mentor. Other key cast members include Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, roughly 8% of horror movies in general), Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”), “Wonderfalls”’ Caroline Dhavernas and Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me).
There’s also now an official one-sheet for Netflix’s original series, “Hemlock Grove,” pictured above, which comes from producer Eli Roth. You’ll also find the previously released trailer here. The pilot was directed by Eli Roth and co-written by Brian McGreevy. Dougray Scott and Famke Janssen also star in this new television series that will premiere exclusively on Netflix April 19. “The series revolves around the murder of a young girl found close to the former Godfrey steel mill. The suspects in her killing include Peter (Landon Liboiron), a 17-year-old Gypsy kid from the wrong side of the tracks, and Roman (Bill Skarsgard), the arrogant Godfrey Scion, whose sister Shelley is disturbingly deformed and whose mother, Olivia (Janssen), is the beautiful and controlling grand dame of Hemlock Grove.”
“Fringe” alum Seth Gabel is headed to another potential genre series with a co-starring role on the ABC drama pilot “Gothica,” reports Deadline. Set in the present day, the project weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. It centers on journalist Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery) who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper. They also report that Aaron Yoo (21) has been cast in the CW drama pilot “The Tomorrow People.” Written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer based on the cult British series, exec produced by Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti and directed/exec produced by Danny Cannon, “Tomorrow People” is about several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil.