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Loads more story & character details revealed for NBC's upcoming series "Hannibal"

08.08.2012by: Jared Pacheco

I get the feeling NBC's "Hannibal" series is going to be something massive, whether we want it to be or not. Already this thing is shaping up rather nicely and I can only imagine the advertising NBC are going to pimp out for this one. In short, "Hannibal" is going to sell.

The only problem is we really don't know much about this shite, do we? What we do know is that the show will star Laurence Fishburne, Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas (below) and Aaron Abrams. We also know that Bryan Fuller is the showrunner behind this shite with David Slade already tapped to direct the pilot. We also have a basic rundown:

The project is described as a contemporary thriller series featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon – FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter – who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship.

But that's all we've got! Now what if I was to tell you we've got loads more character and story detail for you guys today regarding "Hannibal?" Would that be something you might be interested in? Of course it is! Check out a better description of the series via Moviehole:

Someone is out there abducting college girls. The victims’ bodies have never been found, so there’s some hope (at least until the authorities discover the reason these girls bodies have never been found is because someone’s eaten them for breakfast) that all or some of the eight may be found alive.

Will Graham, now a teacher because of some complex mental issues (bordering on aspergers), is coaxed back into the field by the head of the behavioral science unit, Jack Crawford. Since it’s been eight months that this abductor/killer has been on the loose, and he’s just grabbed his latest victim, the feds are desperate to catch the guy.

Though Crawford’s a little worried that Graham – who has social anxieties and then some – might struggle here and there on the job, he needs his brilliance to find the killer. Graham, being able to empathize with screw loose people, is someone who can sniff out a bad guy’s motivation fairly quickly.

In this case though, Graham needs assistance – someone who can read the ‘Cannibals’ mind even better than he can. The feds recruit Dr Hannibal Lecter, a loopy but brilliant doc, who joins the former and Crawford on the case. Lecter sees it not so much as a chance to do something good for the community (well, anyone that knows Hannibal Lecter knows that he’s got to be involved in the case for a start, right!?), but an opportunity to play with the equally unstable Graham.

To peep some detailed character rundowns as well head right over HERE. Not to shabby, right? As soon as more "Hannibal" goods roll our way you can bet we'll be right here to tell you about them.

Extra Tidbit: What other classic genre characters would you like to see a television series backstory about?
Source: Moviehole

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