Mads Mikkelsen To Play 'Hannibal' In New TV Drama 'Hannibal'
Reported by Outsiders - 12:25 PM 2012.06.05
Deadline is reporting that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as the title character in NBC’s upcoming drama series Hannibal. In his U.S. TV debut, Mikkelsen will star opposite Hugh Dancy in the 13-episode series, written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller and executive produced by Fuller, De Laurentis, Sara Colleton, Jesse Alexander and Katie O’Connell. David Slade is directing/executive producing the pilot.
The project is described as 'a contemporary thriller featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon – FBI agent Will Graham (Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen) — who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship. Graham is a gifted criminal profiler on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI who enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country, with no clue about his darker side.'