NBC Picks up new HANNIBAL serial killer TV Drama
Last month it was announced that a new series based on the fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter was in development. The series will be called Hannibal, and it was developed by Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies producer and writer Bryan Fuller. Which tells me that this show is going to be really good. If you've seen either of those shows then you know Fuller is a very talented storyteller.
The hourlong serial killer drama just landed at NBC, and according to Deadline, "Fuller is developing a script against a 13-episode commitment, meaning that the project won’t go through a pilot stage but straight to series if NBC brass like the script. The network has a short window after receiving Fuller’s script to pick it up."
The story will center on Lecter's early days, namely his time going head-to-head with FBI agent Will Graham. The back story between the two characters were alluded to in Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon and the films Manhunter and Red Dragon.
The project is being developed by a French studio called Guamont which has created Gaumont International Television based out of Los Angeles.