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David Bowie Offered Role For 'Hannibal' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2013 9:40 AM
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Whatever David Bowie does, it's bound to be cooler than what everyone else is doing, and that's certainly true in 2013. The music legend dropped a new album, and along with it two celeb-filled, eye-popping videos that pretty much defied whatever else the industry was doing. So, would Bowie stoop to doing a weekly TV show?

The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 26, 2013 1:03 PM
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Unlike the movies, which do operate on a January-December basis when it comes to awards consideration, the TV season is a slightly different proposition. With ratings dipping in the summer, new shows tend to be unveiled in September or early fall, and are usually wrapping up by May. The rise of cable networks like FX and HBO has staggered this more, but the Emmys taking place in September tends to mean that the season has a more definitive end at this time of year.

Watch: The Full Pilot Episode Of NBC's 'Hannibal' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2013 10:40 AM
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You may have forgotten, but last night was the premiere of the somewhat highly anticipated "Hannibal" on NBC, a network that can't seem to sell a show to save their life. But this one is/was certainly promising. The excellent Mads Mikkelsen leads the show as the titular cannibal, but in his early days as a doctor, before he became much more well known for his peculiar appetites. He's enlisted by the FBI to help Hugh Dancy capture a serial killer, but of course the twist that Hannibal Lecter is a killer himself adding a layer of intrigue to the show. Does it all work?

Watch: 2 New Promos For ‘Hannibal’ Delight In Gore

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • March 8, 2013 11:56 AM
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NBC is carefully stringing us along, hoping to hold our attention until “Hannibal” premieres, and has most recently dropped two new promos for the Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne-starring series. Brief as the new spots may be, they deliver on the promise of luxuriously clever gore that comes with the Dr. Lecter brand.

Watch: Intriguing 2-Minute International Trailer Shows Off Much More 'Hannibal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 2:08 PM
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"Game Of Thrones," "Mad Men," "Arrested Development"..."Hannibal"? Could the ailing, struggling, embarrassing NBC finally have a show that people will want to talk about this spring? And more importantly, that people will want to watch? Well, the more we see of the show, the answer could very well be Yes. After a quick teaser last week, a much meatier bite from "Hannibal" has arrived, and we have to say, it looks great.

Watch: Meet Dr. Lecter In First Trailer For 'Hannibal' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 18, 2013 12:21 PM
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Try as we might, we can’t think of another drama on network television that we’ve been quite so intrigued by for a long while. The great Mads Mikkelsen playing the iconic Dr. Hannibal Lecter alone would have been enough, but we’ve also been encouraged by what producer Bryan Fuller has had to say about the show. “Hannibal” will follow the cable model of a 13-episode first season, with the title character’s murderous nature to be revealed within two seasons – after which the structure of the show would dramatically change (given it gets that far, of course). Fuller apparently pitched a seven-season arc to NBC, which will please viewers who normally have to approach network dramas with a "I know they’re making this up as they go along" approach.

Mads Mikkelsen Hangs Out With A Skull In New Pic From 'Hannibal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2013 8:56 AM
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Cable networks are free to drop in all the sex and violence that their national broadcast competition can't, which certainly makes it a challenge when competing for viewers. But even so, NBC is hoping they can push the envelope by bringing Hannibal Lecter to the small screen. And they've got a helluva lead in Mads Mikkelsen.

First Look At Mads Mikkelsen As Hannibal Lecter In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 10:04 AM
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There isn't much these days on NBC (or network television in general) to get excited about, which is what makes the prospect of "Hannibal" all the more intriguing. The first thing that nabbed our attention right away was the casting of the excellent Mads Mikkelsen -- probably best known stateside as Le Chiffre in "Casino Royale" -- in the title role. Next was the news that the movie would actually take place before he becomes a convicted killer, with a first season that would run a compact thirteen episodes.

Isla Fisher & Terry Crews Join 'Arrested Development'; 'Bates Motel' Finds Norman Bates & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 17, 2012 9:44 AM
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Just when you thought you couldn’t be any more excited for the return of “Arrested Development,” Mitch Hurwitz goes ahead and casts Isla Fisher and Terry Crews. There’s no news on who they’ll be playing, whose episodes they will be in, or even how many episodes they’ll be in, but we’re excited by their involvment nonetheless. They’re both people we really like who know how to be funny, and if the show’s track-record is anything to go by, we’re sure they’ll be given brilliantly bizarre guest roles.

Fall TV Preview: 15 Shows To Look Out For In The Coming Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 24, 2012 11:56 AM
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With the summer pretty much winding down in every way except the temperature, our thoughts are starting to turn towards the fall line-up. Over the next week or two, as the festival season gears up, we're going to be casting our eye on what to expect not just from Venice, Telluride and TIFF, but also the rest of the movie season in general.

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