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February 17, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

‘Hannibal’ TV Show Gets The NBC Green Light

A TV show focusing on the Thomas Harris protagonist Will Graham (originally played by William Petersen in 1986′s Manhunter and Edward Norton in Red Dragon 2002)  has been picked up by NBC.

The network has ordered 13 episodes of the show. Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of Pushing Daisies and producer for Heroes and Dead Like Me is working on the show, which is reportedly titled “Hannibal.”

No news on who will play FBI profiler Will Graham or the the most despicable yet likable villain of all time, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

As we saw with the 2006 prequel film starring French actor Gaspard Ulliel, it’s very hard to fill the shoes of Anthony Hopkins.

MTV’s blog suggests Ben Foster or Jared Harris of Mad Men but I’m throwing Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender into the hat though I’m sure they’ll go after some unknown talent who they won’t have to pay.


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