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TV Dial: Laurence Fishburne Bites Into 'Hannibal'; Franka Potente Has An 'American Horror Story' & Tom Hiddleston Voices 'Family Guy'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 31, 2012 11:21 AM
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Since the first announcement of NBC’s move to adapt Thomas Harris’ “Hannibal” to the small screen, we’ve been on the fence, but the show is quickly shaping up to be one to watch. After signing up Mads Mikkelsen to play the titular role opposite Hugh Dancy’s FBI agent Will Graham, the show has now added Laurence Fishburne, last seen on the small screen in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” as “Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s behavioral sciences unit.”

Whoa: Mads Mikkelsen To Play Hannibal Lecter On NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 4:20 PM
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We've sort of been on the fence about the idea of bringing Thomas Harris' "Hannibal" to the small screen (particularly on network TV), but so far the production has been making all the right moves. Intriguingly, instead of jumping to right to the cannibal we know from "Silence Of The Lambs," the show will follow Hannibal Lecter – prior to his incarceration and working as a practicing psychiatrist – solving crimes alongside Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy), Lecter’s FBI partner. And now they've landed one helluva actor for the title role.

The First Two Seasons Of NBC's 'Hannibal' Will Delve Into The Killer's Origin Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 20, 2012 10:45 AM
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Some networks perform badly, some networks perform really badly…and then there’s NBC. Sure, there are a couple of solid performers hidden amongst their line-up, but for the most part even quality new shows seem to suffer because there’s not a significant established audience on which they can ride on the coattails of. Just look at their Thursday night comedy line-up – packed with excellent shows – but the ratings are so weak that there isn’t one amongst them that doesn’t look under threat of cancellation. But Fall 2012 looks like it could reinvigorate their primetime line-up.

NBC Orders Hannibal Lecter Show Straight To Series; John Goodman Reunites With Roseanne Barr For Sitcom 'Downwardly Mobile'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 15, 2012 10:38 AM
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25 years after his first big-screen appearance, embodied by Brian Cox in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter," Thomas Harris' highly educated serial killer Hannibal Lecter has entered the pantheon of famous movie monsters, thanks to four further movies: the Oscar-winning "The Silence of the Lambs," Ridley Scott's "Hannibal," the "Manhunter" remake "Red Dragon" (all of which saw Anthony Hopkins as Lecter), and the instantly forgotten prequel "Hannibal Rising," in which French actor Gaspard Ulliel took up the part. That film might have killed any hope of any more movies for the moment, but we're about to see a lot more of Mr. Lecter...on the small screen.

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