“The Silence of the Lambs” frontman Hannibal Lecter is coming to NBC, the New York Daily News reported, after the network signed off on a 13-show order for a new series called “Hannibal.”
The show will be based off of the famous novel, “Red Dragon,” by Thomas Harris. “Red Dragon” was made into a big-screen movie with Anthony Hopkins playing the lead role of Lecter.
According to Deadline, it will be a “contemporary thriller series” that will feature characters FBI Agent Will Graham and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Different from the film, the series, which was signed for on Tuesday, will focus on Graham instead of Clarice Starling. Graham is the agent that captured Lecter when he went on his cannibalistic killing spree. In the film, he was played by Ed Norton.
The show will be a straight-to-series project, which means there will be no pilot episode. Bryan Fuller, who produced “Heroes,” is the writer. Fuller is producing “Hannibal” with Martha DeLaurentiis.