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Hannibal Lecter is Coming to NBC, Sooner than You Think

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/07/2013

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The much awaited NBC series ‘Hannibal‘ may be airing sooner than expected. The show has been cast and now a network chairman is dropping hints, according to The Huffington Post.




HuffPost TV reports on NBC’s Hannibal, January 6th, 2013

At NBC’s presentation for the 2013 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, network chairman Robert Greenblatt hinted that the anticipated drama “might” make it to air by the end of the 2012-13 season, depending on how their other new series are received.


Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, wouldn’t confirm whether the show would air in the summer or fall if all of NBC’s other midseason projects were hits. Greenblatt admitted, ”It could be a summer show — you look at all the great cable shows that are on in the summer, it could fit very nicely. It’s very well crafted.”


The project stars Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham, a brilliant criminal profiler on the hunt for a serial killer. When the twisted mind of the murderer proves too complex for even Graham’s skills, he turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country, for help unravelling the mystery. Unbeknownst to Graham, his new partner may turn out to be the one he’s hunting.


The show co-stars Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Eddie Izzard, Anna Chlumsky, Raul Esparza and Gina Torres.



With a winning cast and a well known character like Hannibal Lecter, NBC may be taking their programming to the next level this year. NBC finally broke the ratings slump and slipped into the number 1 slot last year with The Voice leading the way. Viewers who watched the reality show seemed to stick around for whatever followed, giving NBC a solid programming block on Monday and Tuesday Nights.


So far there is no set air date for Hannibal on NBC, but TV Film News will keep you posted.



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