NBC has cast Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royal, Clash of the Titans) in the sinister and twisted role of Hannibal Lector in their upcoming TV series Hannibal. Mikkelsen will star along side Hugh Dancy, who is playing FBI profiler Will Graham. Mikkelsen is fantastic casting for the role--not only does he look nuts, he's also a great actor!
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, the upcoming Mockingbird Lane) is writing and producing the serial killer series. It is being based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novel Red Dragon, and the series takes us back to the beginning of the two main characters' relationship. 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 13 episodes for the first season, and with Mikkelsen taking on Lector this show is sure to turn out better than I thought. What do you think about his casting in the series?