David Slade, the director of films such as Hard Candy, 30 Day of Night, and Twilight: Eclipse has been brought on board to executive produce and direct NBC's new thriller series Hannibal. This isn't the first series that Slade has worked on, he's also directed episodes of Awake and Breaking Bad.
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, upcoming Mockingbird Lane) is set tp write and produce the show. Hugh Dancy has been cast in the role of the young FBI agent Will Graham. No casting has been done for the lead role of Hannibal Lecter, but I imagine there will be an announcement soon.
The show is based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novel Red Dragon. The story will follow Graham "as he tries to solve a series of murders and enlists the help of brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Lecter — unaware the good doctor is secretly a cannibalistic killer." NBC has ordered ordered 13 episodes for the first season.
This has the potential to be an incredible new series, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I think Slade is a talented director, and that he's a perfect fit for a series like this.
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