One television show that has caught my attention is NBC’s “Hannibal” based on the classic Thomas Harris character immortalized by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Now this character comes to television in the form of an NBC series featuring Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in a story that will begin with Harris’ “Red Dragon” and the relationship between Lecter and FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).
Today two new international trailers have arrived, quadrupling the length of the previous domestic tease.
The series will premiere on April 4, directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and and along with Mikkelsen and Dancy, the show features Laurence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford, a character previously played by Harvey Keitel, Scott Glenn and Dennis Farina, Gillian Anderson will play Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Lecter’s therapist, and Lance Henriksen is also aboard for one episode.
Check out the new trailer directly below.