Sky has acquired the UK rights to Hannibal, the new psychological thriller based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novel Red Dragon.
Executive produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daises, Heroes), the 13-part series debuts in the US on NBC on 4 April, “followed swiftly” by its UK premiere on Sky Living.
Fuller teased: “What we have is Alfred Hitchcock’s principle of suspense. Show the audience the bomb under the table and let them sweat when it’s going to go boom.”
Hannibal stars Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelson as the titular cannibal psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, British actor Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as head of the FBI’s behavourial sciences unit, Jack Crawford.
Gillian Anderson will also appear as Lecter’s therapist and Eddie Izzard who will play an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
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